Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which,
in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
Horace

I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details.
Albert Einstein

100% of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Wayne Gretzky

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
 
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Warren Buffett

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
Professor Keating (Robin Williams) in 'Dead Poet's Society'

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein 

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Aristotle

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli 

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin
 
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Francis Bacon

Success demands singleness of purpose.
Vince Lombardi

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is another name for opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.
Mother Teresa

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Mother Teresa 

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Mother Teresa

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Teresa

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
Mother Teresa

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
Mother Teresa

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
Mother Teresa

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mohandas Gandhi

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
Mohandas Gandhi
 
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
Mohandas Gandhi

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
William Shakespeare 

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare

'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.
William Shakespeare

'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
William Shakespeare

'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be: that is the question.
William Shakespeare 

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom.  To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. 

Tracy Kidder


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer


There is only one-way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.

Alan Paton


Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton


When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

Alexander Graham Bell



Dolendi modus, timendi non item.
(To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.)

You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'

George Bernard Shaw

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

W. B. Yeats

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

B.B. King

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

Kahlil Gibran

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

Sir William Haley

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle

Education is a companion which no future can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate it and no nepotism can enslave.

Ropo Oguntimehin

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.

Albert Bandura


There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.

Albert Bandura


Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey


The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.

John Dewey


To me faith means not worrying.

John Dewey


We only think when we are confronted with problems.

John Dewey


Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.

John Dewey