When nothing seems to help...
I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow, it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that has gone before.
---Jacob A. Rils

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~~George Eliot

'm the crown, coming to town, signing your yearbook upside down. (signs
upside down)
--Unknown

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall
--Confucius

Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
--Confucius

Do not fail
To learn from
The pure voice of an
Ever-flowing mountain stream
Splashing over the rocks.
Author: Morihei Ueshiba
,mm

" Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."



"Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before."

-Shel Silverstein

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn."
-David Russell

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."
-Ziggy

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
-Confucius

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours."

-Swedish Proverb

1. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

high school is a lot like toilet paper, you only miss it when its gone
- Kate Kulikova


Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book


Be who you are
and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter
don't mind.

— Dr. Seuss
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made
them feel.” -Carl W. Buechner

Don't cry because it's over;
smile because it happened.


“No written word nor mortal plea
Can teach young hearts what they should be
Nor all the books upon the shelves
But what the teachers are themselves.”
- author unknown

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.
~ John Updike


There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you - just reach deep into yourself!

Do or do not.
There is no try."
Yoda


Success
"To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth


Be who you are
and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
— Dr. Seuss

When the world says, "Give up,"

Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

Erich Fromm:
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Freidrick Nietzsche:
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall --Confucius

Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
--Confucius

Do not fail
To learn from
The pure voice of an
Ever-flowing mountain stream
Splashing over the rocks.
Author: Morihei Ueshiba

" Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

"Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before."
-Shel Silverstein


The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn."
-David Russell

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."
-Ziggy

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
-Confucius

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours."
-Swedish Proverb

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."
-Orison Swett Marden

Sometimes the most powerful words are the ones left unspoken.

1. Don't squat with your spurs on.
2. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
3. If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure its still there.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
4. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
5. When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.
6. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

“To arrive at the simple is difficult.” Rashid Elisha

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. ~Oscar Wilde

high school is a lot like toilet paper, you only miss it when its gone
- Kate Kulikova

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

“They will forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made
them feel.” -Carl W. Buechner

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. — Ralph Nichols

When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something. — Jared Sparks

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. ~Abraham Lincoln

A person wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. ~Benjamin Franklin

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. ~Edward Frederick Halifax

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. ~Author Unknown

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. ~Jacob A. Riis

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchill

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~Charles C. Finn


The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. ~Peter F. Drucker

If you don't get lost, there's a chance you may never be found. ~Author Unknown

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts, Here's a happy one for you.
~Dale Evans

“Get off your horse and drink your milk.” John Wayne

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ~Abraham Maslow

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. ~Author Unknown

God gave us two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Head you win, tail you lose. ~Author Unknown

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. ~Bob Moawad

You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head. ~The Simpsons by Matt Groening, spoken by the character Marge Simpson

You were born an original. Don't die a copy. ~John Mason

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Author Unknown

There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are." ~Frederick L. Collins

"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." ~A.A. Milne