“If you haven’t failed in the classroom lately, you aren’t pushing the envelope far enough. ‘Safe’ lessons are a recipe for mediocrity at best.”
― Dave Burgess

“Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice…If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure, the search would never have begun.”
– C.S. Lewis, “Learning in Wartime”

“Learning makes a man fit company for himself.”
– English Proverb

“Circumstances don’t make the man; they reveal him to himself.”
– James Allen

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
– Victor Frankl

“Leadership is not about being the best. Leadership is about making everyone else better.”
– Anonymous

“An active mind is constantly in search of some truth which for it, at the moment, is the representation of that integral truth to which it has vowed its service. The intelligence is like a child, whose lips never cease their why.”
– A.G. Sertillanges

“In this age, telling the truth is tough business and not for the fainthearted.”

– Albert Mohler

“Humans are not wired to be constantly wired.”

– Cal Newport

“Until a person can say deeply and honestly, ‘I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,’ that person cannot say, ‘I choose otherwise.’”

― Stephen R. Covey

“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.”

― James Clear

“You don’t think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way into a new kind of thinking.”

― Henry Nouwen

“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.”

― Steven Pressfield

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”

― Stephen R. Covey

“When the root is deep there is no reason to fear the wind.”

– Chinese Proverb

“He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.”

– Samuel Johnson

“Great works do not always lie in our way, but every moment we may do little ones excellently, that is, with great love.”

– Francis de Sales

“Discipline is remembering what you want.”

– David Campbell

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A jeweled pivot on which our lives must turn is the deep realization that every person we meet in the course of a day is a dignified, essential human soul and that we are being guilty of gross inhumanity when we snub or abuse him.”

– Joshua Loth Liebman

“The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.”

– Ecclesiastes 9:17

“The best teachers are those who show you were to look, but don’t tell you what to see.”

– Alexandra K. Trenfor

“Whatever God gives you to do, do it as well as you can. This is the best possible preparation for what he may want you to do next.”

– George MacDonald

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take hom to think about besides homework.”

– Lily Tomlin

“Men cannot improve a society by setting fire to it: they must seek out its old virtues and bring them back into the light.”

– Russell Kirk

“You cannot be all things to all students. But sometimes, just sometimes, you will be the right teacher at the right time. You will be the exact teacher that one child needed more than anything.”

– Paul F. C. Mundy

“The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.”

– Elizabeth Drew

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”

– James 1:19