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Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get the chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy. They just promised it would be worth it.     Dr. Seuss

"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music."    Bertrand Russell

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it's stupid.       Albert Einstein

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

A Return to Love - Marianne Williamson
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.     Theodore Roosevelt

Be happy. Do something useful.     The Dalai Lama (by Tom Bloch)

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. — Albert Einstein

For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money. -Arne Garborg, writer (1851-1924)

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.     Vince Lombardi

If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.    Frank Wilczek

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.    Albert Einstein

Knowing others is wisdom; knowing yourself is enlightenment.     Lao Tzu

There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge.    Friedrich Nietzsche

Normal is just a setting on your dryer.

You can take no credit for beauty at 16. But if you are beautiful at 60, it will be your soul's own doing.    Marie Stopes

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.    Kahlil Gibran

May those that love us, love us;
And those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts, 
may He turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping.
     -Old Irish Toast

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Ability is what you're capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."    Lou Holtz

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.    Theodore Roosevelt

Keep my word positive.
Words become my behaviors.

Keep my behaviors positive.
Behaviors become my habits.

Keep my habits positive.
Habits become my values.

Keep my values positive.
Values become my destiny.            -Mahatma Gandhi

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.    George Carlin

I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
                        -Jack London

Courage does not always roar like a lion. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’      Peter Sheridan

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."    Albert Einstein

"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt; sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth. " Mark Twain

As we say in the sewer, if you’re not prepared to go all the way, don’t put on your boots in the first place.
(Ed Norton… on the Honeymooners)

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another; it is the only means.    Albert Einstein

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.        Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Consider that I labored not for myself only, but for all them that seek learning.    Ecclesiasticus 33:18

A teacher's day is half bureaucracy, half crisis, half monotony and one-eighth epiphany. Never mind the arithmetic.  Susan Ohanian 

Discipline yourself, and others won't need to.    Coach John Wooden  (UCLA)

The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.     John Stuart Mill

I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like to be taught.    Winston Churchill

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. 
~ Chinese Proverb ~

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.    Orison Swett Marden

During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.     Bernard Baruch

To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.    Sir Isaac Newton

Knowledge is power.    Francis Bacon

My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.    Hosea 4:6

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 something I can do.      Edward Everett Hale

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?    Cicero

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.              Ellen Parr

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow—what a ride!”  (author unknown)

"Integrate what you believe into every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and asks the most and best of everybody else. Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth--don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency."  Meryl Streep

"Whatever you are, be a good one."  Abraham Lincoln

"Teachers who really care are not in this for the income; we're in this for the outcome." Rich Buffalo, NJ Teacher of the Year

"Don't worry about how to gather a crowd. Go out, catch fire, and people will come and watch you burn."  John Wesley, 18th century

"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." Samuel Ullman

"Do, or do not.  There is no 'try'."  --Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back.

"Mathematics is the alphabet from which God has written the universe."  Galileo



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