"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit"
Once in awhile, when you find yourself attempting to articulate a thought, scrambling to find the perfect way to express yourself, you just may be able to better express yourself using others' words. This page is dedicated to some very interesting quotes, such as the one above by Aristotle, brought to my attention by an ex-student.
In the future, this page will be home of some of our favorite quotes as well as some interesting links. Enjoy!
Some of our favorites
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
- John Wooden
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream"
"Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve."
"History tends to exaggerate."
"He who laughs last didn't get the joke the first time!"
'Hit the point once. Then comeback and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-- a tremendous whack."
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy"
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The ancestor of every action is a thought"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I'm not sure about people, anymore. They're responsible for some
pretty nutty stuff. . . Individuals I'm crazy about though."
Animal Quotes (about- not from, sheesh)
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
-- Richard Bach
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
-- Groucho Marx
"A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn."
"Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner."
-- Lynda Montgomery
"In dog years I'm dead."
Want to read more great quotes like these? Go to The Dog Hause
W.C. Fields Quotes
Most of my students may not recognize the name, W.C. Fields but they have enjoyed a few of his insightful quotes.
"Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. "
"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive. "
"Don't worry about your heart, it will last you as long as you live."
"All the men in my family were bearded, and most of the women. "
Some Pearls of Wisdom from Red Green
"Vegetarian" is an old Indian word meaning "I don't hunt so good."
"Remember, you may have to grow old, but you don't have to mature. "
"They say necessity is the mother of invention. Don't know who the father is; probably remorse. "
"It's the last thing people stop doing."
Mark Twain Quotes
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. "
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
"I never let schooling interfere with my education."
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
LATIN Quotes- who says it's a dead language? A few of my students have become fascinated with Latin, for them I offer the following quotes!
Homines, dumdocent, discunt. - When men teach, they learn.
Fortuna est caeca - Fortune is blind.
Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses. - If you had remained quiet, you would have remained a philosopher.
Errare est humanum. - To err (make a mistake) is human.
Fera festiva es. - You are a party animal.
Noli stare! - No parking (see, these are practical, too!)
Nilo perturbare! - Do not disturb!
Amice, tristis appares. Valesne? - You look sad, pal. Are you Okay?
Festina lente! - Make haste slowly (This one is credited to Augustus Caesar)
Modum tenere debemus. - We must observe moderation.
Denarius hic consistit. - The buck stops here.
E pluribus unum. - One from many.
Diem dulcem habe. - Have a nice day.
Requiescat in pace. May he rest in peace (R.I.P for short)
Sona latinum loqueris. - Honk if you speak Latin. Really!
Ars longa, vita brevis. - Life is short, art is lasting.
Qui timens vivet, liber non erit umquam. - He who lives in fear, will never be free.
Cave canem! - Beware of the dog!
Tibi diem natalem felicem! - Happy Birthday to you!
Vere, latinum non est loqui dificilissimum. - Really, it isn't that hard to speak Latin.
"For success, attitude is equally important as ability" - Harry F. Banks
"Change your thoughts and you change the world." - Norman Vincent Peale
Quoteland- great for looking up a quote or discovering new ones!
Cool Quotes- you'll have ignore the advertisements but there are some quotes to make you think and laugh.
Wisdom Quotes- a huge collection on a lot of topics.
Think Exist- This site not only has terrific quotes, but you can make them into bookmarks and e-cards, or have them printed on t-shirts. You can even research the authors!
A Quote A Day!- from Educationworld.
The Quotation Center- many, many quotes from many, many authors.