Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thursday 13

Today's list is inspirational quotes. I collected about 180 of them to post in my classroom. Here are the first thirteen!

1. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

2. The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving – Oliver Wendell Holmes

3. Enthusiasm…nothing great was ever achieved without it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epicurus

5. One person with courage makes a majority. – Andrew Jackson

6. What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you. – Seneca

7. One’s work may be finished someday, but one’s education, never. – Alexander Dumas the elder

8. We will be known by the tracks we leave behind. – Dakota proverb

9. Stumbling is not the same as falling. – Portuguese proverb

10. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Learn from the ones you do make. Dare, risk, take chances. – Cicero

11. Never feel that your success may be too hard a climb – the very highest peaks are reached just one step at a time. (unknown)

12. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

13. Freedom for a country, for a world, is something that must first begin within the hearts of individuals. (unknown)