Monday, May 9, 2011


I have been collecting quotes for my classroom. I have a grand plan to post them all over my room and possibly I'll post the finished result on here once it gets done.

But my plan is to have a quote for my class each week that we all try to use to guide what we are doing. It will be the "spotlight" quote. I am pretty excited about it.

Here are some of my favorites that I have found.

  • Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you quit, try. Ernest Hemingway
  • There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say "watch me."
  • Life begins that the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch
  • Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Kimberly Johnson
  • Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking it is stupid. Albert Einstein
  • It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default. J.K. Rowling
  • It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not. 
  • Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato
  • Small acts transform the world.
  • If you do what you've always done, you get what you've always got.
  • 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
  • Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Samuel Johnson Edison
  • At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end. 
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas
  • Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. 
  • Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. Conan O'Brien
  • Stop saying you can't. You can. You just choose not to. 
  • Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. 
  • The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
  • Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. 
And those are just a few.