What Words Do You Live By?

There is nothing like a good quote. Sometimes it is attributed to the wrong person but it can stir one up none the less. For thousands of years of oral and written tradition, they were our sound bytes. They could spark revolution and awaken one to their life's purpose. Everyone has a pedagogy and educational philosophy even if they don't know it and many times it can be boiled down to something they heard or that someone said to them.

So I am asking, what quotes do you live by? In the classroom, in your life? What drives you everyday?

Mine are (in no particular order):
  • Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. (Howard Thurman)
  • It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labour of calculation which could safely be relegated to anyone else if machines were used. (Gottfried Leibniz)
  • It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. (Albert Einstein)
  • No matter what you do, be the best you possibly can at it. (My Great-Grandpa)
  • Be on time, do a good job, look presentable, and respect others. (An Admiral I met in the Navy)
  • Smile, breathe and go slowly. (Thich Nhat Hanh)
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