Monthly Archives: July 2015


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

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Josef Albers

To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student.
Søren Kierkegard

Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They become remarkable vehicles for the communication of truth and meaningful lessons that cannot be easily forgotten. If a picture is better than a thousand words, a story is better than a million.
Charles Swindoll

Build Courage

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

God rarely makes our fear disappear. Instead, He asks us to be strong and take courage. What is courage? It is not the absence of fear; rather, it’s choosing to act in spite of the fear.
Bruce Wilkinson

Never ask for victory, ask only for courage. For if you endure the struggle, you bring honor to yourself. But more important, you bring honor to us all.
Bill Mallon


I have seldom known anyone who deserted truth in trifles that could be trusted in matters of importance.
William Paley

Never is there a single instance when a lie can be justified.
Leo Tolstoy

Parents shouldn’t lie to their children – not even when they think it’s for their own good. Even a little lie is dangerous.
Pablo Casals

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words; a lie may be told by silence, by the accent on a syllable, by a glance of the eyes attaching a peculiar significance to a sentence; and all these kinds of lies are worse and baser by many degrees than a lie plainly worded.
John Ruskin

The Importance of Leisure

He that will make good use of any part of his life must allow a large part of it to recreation.
John Locke

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
John Wanamaker

Men cannot labor on always. They must have recreation.
Orville Dewey

Contrary to what many of us secretly believe, it’s not “cheating” to take a vacation or a day off or even just lie in the sun on Saturday instead of mowing the lawn. When we participate in recreation we are doing just what the name implies: allowing ourselves to be re-created and restored.
Thomas Kinkade

The Best Way to Learn

People learn the most when teaching others.
Peter Drucker

I try to learn from everyone. I look at their strengths and ask myself, “What can I do better?”
Annika Sorenstam

To be the best, learn from the best.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Anxiety checks learning. An overall feeling of inferiority, a temporary humiliation, a fit of depression, defiance or anger, a sense of being rejected and many other emotional disturbances affect the learning process. The reverse is true; a feeling of well-being and of being respected by others stimulates an alert mind, willingness to participate and an attitude conducive to learning.
Ede le Shan

Benefit from Failure

Failure is the only precursor to success. Big failure, in turn, is the only precursor to big success.
Tom Peters

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end street.
John Maxwell

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.
Allen Neuharth

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all because you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes.
Thomas Watson

Christian Living

Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.
Billy Graham

I believe in God, the creator and ruler of the universe. I hold that a man’s religious faith is the greatest single force in his life for good.
Andy Kerr

You will never grow a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week or even having a daily quiet time. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with Him.
Rick Warren

“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4:14

I believe that players who truly are intent on honoring God with their lives and with their play make a difference. The spiritual atmosphere on our team, although not perfect, was generally conducive to mutual respect and self-sacrifice. It certainly enhanced the chemistry of our team.
Tom Osborne