January 30, 2006
" You are the product of your thoughts."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Venkatesh Naik - A.P., India
January 30, 2006
" It's better late then never, but it's never better later."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by T. Ricart --- Arizona
My boyfriend said this about finishing college. I thought it made perfect sense.
January 30, 2006
" Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition."
Written in 2005 by Abiodun Osazuwa --- Nigeria

January 25, 2006
" The problem may not be with the other one, as we always think; could be very much within us!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ajayadas S. --- India
January 25, 2006
" I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible."
Henry Ford
January 25, 2006
" No one could make a greater mistake than those who did nothing because they could do only a little."
Edmund Burke
January 23, 2006
" It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves."
William Shakespeare --- Submitted by T.M., Age 14 --- Maryland
This is the quote I live by at school. I can become whatever I want to become. My destiny lies in my hands. I know that if I work hard and focus on school, my destiny will become clear along the way.
January 23, 2006
" Life is like a lesson book with exercises, some of which has no answers."
Written in 2005 by Ibrahim Hena --- Borno, Nigeria
January 23, 2006
" Never earn money because everyone can earn it. Try to earn self-identity because very few people can do that."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gaurav Luhadia --- M.P., India
January 18, 2006
" A big broad smile is the best medicine for your students."
Written in 2005 by Joan Osawe --- Ontario, Canada
January 18, 2006
" No man is ignorant if he thirsts for knowledge."
Written in 2005 by Joeen Buensalido --- Manila, Philippines
January 18, 2006
Perception most think to be key
The way to see inside of me
False accusations spread overwhelming hate
Of which seals the victim's fate

The outside of me is what most see as real
But they could never know how I feel
A deep personality lies within
Waiting patiently for the next chapter to begin

A strong individual awaits in a cage
To speak up, let out bottled up rage
When will I be free once again
Will it come before the end

Through the thick darkness a light shines
A love fills me pure and divine
A hero comes along and opens the door
To the cage belonging to a personality free once more

So as I sit here before you today
I ask you to think of who helped you find your way
If you have yet to find it, do not give up hope
You will climb this never-ending slope

Life is coming, so grab its hand
Hold on tight, ones knows you can
You know this is what you have been waiting for
So get on the horse and ride furthermore

Find the path that you here seek
Climb and reach the tallest peak
Follow your heart to whatever end
After which you can make amends

Most importantly be true to yourself
Be strong and think of nothing else
Fret not and carry on
For the way has come and you must be gone
Written in 2005 by Courtney S., Age 15 --- Tennessee
I wrote this during a very difficult time for me: the transition from middle to high school and for the only person who ever truly listened, my 7th grade English teacher.
January 16, 2006
" Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge."
Kahlil Gibran
January 16, 2006
" Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot."
Hermann Hesse
January 16, 2006
" To develop a complete mind, study the science of art, study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
Leonardo Da Vinci
January 11, 2006
" Mastery needs practice. Results need efforts. When you understand, success will be yours."
Written in 2005 by Puneet Patel --- Delhi, India
You don't have to search for the right things for you; just workout for humanity and peace. A good day is in front of you. Accept it as gift, not as an achievement otherwise you don't feel there's more to work for. All this thinking started in my mind when I was sitting in flight to Delhi from Ahemedabad, alone. A bit of loneliness gives you a chance to think about what you should do - what is right for you.
January 11, 2006
" All learning is in the learner, not in the teacher."
January 11, 2006
" Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."
Bertrand Russell
January 9, 2006
" The desire to learn counts more than any other qualification and seriousness more than brilliance."
Dr. C --- Submitted by Etta Walden --- Oklahoma
January 9, 2006
" If there is no struggle then, there is no progress."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tanya A., Age 16 --- India
January 9, 2006
" Teachers work hard to give us a better life. Don't let their hard work go to waste; put it to good use."
Written in 2005 by Diana Perez