Life Philosophy/Beliefs

If you think education is expensive – try IGNORANCE. Derek Bok

Never mistake ACTIVITY for ACHIEVEMENT.  John Wooden

There are three classes of people. Those who see; those who see when they are shown; and those who do not see. Leonardo daVinci

It is what we know already that often prevents us from LEARNING.  Claude Bernard

A DESK is a dangerous place from which to watch the world. John le Carré

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Will Rogers

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

THE BEST WAY to give advice is to set a good example.  Ancient Proverb

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. Steven Wright

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the RESPONSE to error that counts.  Nikki Giovanni

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. Henry Ford

If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow.  Sir John Lubbock

Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.  Hebrew Proverb

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.  Anonymous

DON’T SPEAK unless you can improve on the silence.  Spanish Proverb

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their   echoes are endless.  Mother Theresa

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.  From happy thoughts by Toby Reynolds

TACT is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.  Abraham Lincoln, American president and lawyer

TIMES ARE BAD. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.  Marcus Cicero, Roman orator and writer

A CONCLUSION is the place where you got tired of thinking.  Steven Wright

I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of ATTITUDE. Judith M. Knowlton

What’s POPULAR isn’t always right, and what’s RIGHT isn’t always popular. Byrd Baggett

We are what we repeatedly do.  Aristotle

GREAT MINDS discuss ideas. AVERAGE MINDS discuss events. SMALL MINDS discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back: TIME, WORDS, OPPORTUNITY. Unknown

WINNING starts with BEGINNING.   Robert H. Schuller

Whatever you are, be a good one.  Abraham Lincoln

Don’t CRY because it’s over. SMILE because it happened.   Dr. Seuss

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.   Tom Wilson

Sometime, in the not-too-distant future, these will probably be known as “the good old days.”   Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

It takes two to quarrel, but only ONE to end it.   Spanish Proverb

KNOWLEDGE is the currency of our current economy.   Dave Ramsey

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.   Edward Everett Hale

A PESSIMIST sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an OPTIMIST sees the opportunity in every difficulty.  Sir Winston Churchill

Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. Anonymous

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.  Sir Winston Churchill

SUCCESS isn’t permanent, and FAILURE isn’t FATAL.   Mike Ditka

The most valuable gift you can give someone is your attention. Thich Nhat Hanh

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. Henry David Thoreau

CHILDREN learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions. Alfie Kohn

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