"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."  Oscar Wilde

“Actions speak louder than words.”  Ben Franklin

 
"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that she or he is someone today."  Stacia Tauscher

"A child seldom needs a good talking to as much as a good listening to."  
Robert Brault
 
“Children sometimes need us the most when they appear to deserve our attention the least.” Anonymous
 
"Losers assemble in small groups and complain about the coaches and other players. Winners assemble as a team and find ways to WIN.” Bill Parcels

"God loves you, but the rest of the world doesn't think you're that special." Rick Atchley

“He has the right to criticize who has a heart to help.” 
Abraham Lincoln


"The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see." 
Alexandria K. Trenfor


 “It’s not an educator's job to be liked by the kids.  An educator's job is to like them.”  
Jim Thompson

 
"Too many people spend their whole lives trying to be someone else rather than concentrating on being the best and most authentic individual they can be."  
Charles Handy

 
"We are what we do and not the stuff we lay claim to."  Buck Ramsey
 
“There are two ways to get to the top of an oak tree.  One way is to sit on an acorn and wait; the other way is to climb the tree.”  Kemmons Wilson
 
 “Serious art is born from serious play.”   Julia Cameron

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”   Henry Ford
 
 “No written word, nor spoken plea
Can teach our youth what they should be.
Not all the books on all the shelves
It’s what the teachers are themselves.”  Elbert Hubbard
 
“Tough times never last.  Tough people do.”  Robert Schuller
 
“If you think school is boring, try standing in the unemployment line.”

“There’s a good reason you have two ears and just one mouth.”

“The pain of preparation or the pain of regret?   You choose.”

“The difference between “try” and “triumph” is just a little umph.”
 
 
Sermons We See
“I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day,
I’d rather one would walk with me than merely show the way.
For the eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, but examples always clear;
And the best of all the preachers are the ones that live their creeds,
For to see the good in action is what everybody needs.
I can soon learn how to do it if you’ll let me see it done.
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver may be very wise and true;
But I’d rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.”
Edgar A. Guest

"Good teams have good players.  Great teams have great team-mates."

"Every dog has its day and every day has its way of being forgotten."  
Dave Matthews

"Wolves don't fret over the opinions of sheep."


"The doer makes mistakes, and I want doers on my team - players who make things happen."  
John Wooden


"A job well begun is near half done."  Aristotle

"Listening is a form of acceptance that builds trust, unity, and self-worth."
Stella Terrill Mann

"Believe it or not - there is life after high school."  
Hall & Oates


"You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is."
Will Rogers

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”  Juma Ikangaa

“A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.”
Steve Prefontaine

“Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny. We may not know that we have one. As children, we are seldom told we have a place in life that is uniquely ours alone. Instead, we are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or should) find our satisfactions as they have found theirs. Rather than being taught to ask ourselves who we are, we are schooled to ask others. We are, in effect, trained to listen to others' versions of ourselves. We are brought up in our life as told to us by someone else! 
When we survey our lives, seeking to fulfill our own creativity, we often see we had a dream that went glimmering off because we believed, and those around us believed, that the dream was beyond our reach. Many of us would have been, or at least might have been, done, or tried something, if...
If we had known who we really were.”   
Julia Cameron

"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."   Anonymous  

"A pat on the back is pretty close to a kick in the seat." Muriel Augusta Purdy 

"This too shall pass."  Patricia Helen McDermott

"I don't know him well enough to appreciate him yet."  Michael C. McDermott