“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games . 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to serve as a horrible warning.”
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.”
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become character.
Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.”
Quotes from Rowlee for Galt High Daily Sayings:
4/30: Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs. Raymond Burr
5/1: Make each day a masterpiece. John Wooden
5/2: Time given to thought is the greatest time-saver of all. Norman Cousins
5/5: Being content is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
5/6: Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
5/7: Do your best and forget the rest. Walter Alston
5/8: The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dream is you. Tom Bradley
5/9: You always have to believe in yourself before others can believe in you. Tom Lasorda
512: Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. John Wooden
5/13: Some criticism will be honest, some won’t. Some praise you will deserve, some you won’t. You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one. John Wooden
5/14: All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. General George S. Patton
5/15: Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden
5/16: Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength. Eric Hoffer
5/19: When someone does something good, applaud! You’ll make two people happy. Samuel Goldwyn
5/20: All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
5/21: Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden
5/22: A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. Richard Nixon
5/23: The world doesn’t owe you a thing. Nothing is more important than being able to stand on your own two feet. Lucille Ball
5/27: Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Johnny Wooden
5/28: The reason that worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. Robert Frost
5/29: In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. Lucille Ball
5/30: Selfishness turns life into a burden. Unselfishness turns burdens into life. Robert Schuller
Fern Bacon Sayings of the Day
11/3- Don’t be discouraged; everyone who got where he is, started where he was.
11/4- He who has learned to obey will know how to command. The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11/5- In thousands of words, there is plenty of room to offend, but he who refrains his lips is wise. The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
11/6- Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
11/7- An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
11/10- The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
11/12- Self-control means controlling the tongue. A quick answer can ruin everything. Not only should we say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult is to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
11/13- If you profit from constructive criticism you will be elected to the wise persons’ hall of fame. But to reject criticism is to harm yourself and your own best interest. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
11/14- Smart people speak from experience—smarter people from experience, don’t speak. He who restrains his lips is wise.
11/17- What a big difference there is between giving advice and lending a hand. Let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions.
11/18- Let your character be free from the love of money – including greed, envy, and craving for earthly possessions – and be satisfied with what you have. If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.
11/19- To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. Contentment is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
11/20- Swallowing angry words before you say them is better than having to eat them afterwards.
11/21-Wisdom is the wealth of the wise. The value of wisdom is far more than precious jewels; nothing can be compared with it.
11/24- Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
11/25-The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him. A wise person knows when to argue and when to remain silent.
12/1- The first step to wisdom is silence; the second is listening.
12/2- To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
12/3- To truly measure a person’s worth, put the tape measure around his heart instead of around his head.
12/4- It is better to be silent and be considered a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
12/5- Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings.
12/8- The best way to get the last word is to apologize. If you have been trapped by what you said, then do this to free yourself: go and humble yourself; apologize to your neighbor.
12/9- Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Whatever goes around comes around.
12/10- Ability will enable a person to go to the top, but it takes character to keep her there.
12/11- Ignorance is always swift to speak. Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.
12/12- Beauty shines through in the good that you do. Your beauty should come from within you – the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. This beauty will never disappear, and it is worth very much to those who matter.
12/15- Whatever you say, whatever you do, bounces off others and comes back to you. Do for other people the same things you want them to do for you.
12/16- Don’t quit or give up, when struggles you face. Those who keep trying will finish the race. I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize.
12/17- Hope is something no one can ever take away from you. Only you can send it away.
12/18- It’s truly amazing just what they can do – those three little words, “please” and “thank you.”
12/19- Not what you get but what you give, determines the worth of the life you live. It is far more blessed to give than to receive.