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Cute Sayings and Quotes

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The following cute sayings and quotes will surely make your day. Enjoy the following cute sayings and quotes.

  • In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.
  • Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
  • Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
  • I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.
  • When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed-door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  • The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~ Robert Byrne
  • The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • Life’s not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow. ~ Cherralea Morgen
  • Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me. ~ Robert Frost, “Cluster of Faith,” 1962
  • I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it. ~ Charles Schulz
  • Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~ Danny Kaye
  • Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
  • An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears that this is true.
  • The cost of living is going up, and the chance of living is going down. ~ Flip Wilson
  • Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms” ~ Rabindranath Tagore.

by Batul Nafisa Baxamusa.

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The Winner Takes It All

Friday, March 16th, 2012

The lessons in life are varied and many,
They come in different color and hue,
Some rough, some steep, without any
Space to learn or move on and accrue.

Fortunate me…I touched every shade
And learned from every step and stone;
I melted a while and then rose and made
New breath within wide room for atone.

My experiences cover the reds and greens,
Violets, yellows, oranges and deep blues;
I swell as I view well-accomplished scenes,
And walk the walk, with glades to choose.

Some win, some lose along the way;
Some succumb and some live to tell;
I rise afresh to glorify each ray today,
And every moment with pride swell.

No running away, not for the love of me’
No turning around, I haven’t learned that;
I learned to stand in gale and dare to see
The eye of the storm and enjoy the pat.

In the rise and ebb of life’s emotional tide,
I sink only to stay afloat, buoyant like a ball;
I am and you are designed to win and guide,
It is true that the winner really takes it all!

by Gaynor Borade.

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Road to Success

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

The road to success is long and hard,
All along the way with obstacles marred.
Obstacles help us to become strong,
To go ahead in life and get along.

Life is tricky, life is fun,
Just go out there to get it done.
It’s all about risk and that one chance,
That makes your heart want to dance.

Don’t worry what the world thinks,
Don’t let it ruin your thousand winks.
So get out there and make that move,
And to the world your mettle prove!

by Clifford AGA.

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Class Mottos for 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Getting into a higher class is as exciting as getting into the new year! You have new books, new teachers, new friends…, and new class mottos! The purpose of keeping a class motto is to unite the students into a similar belief! I remember, when I was in school, every year we would change our class motto with a belief, that we were part of this special class which had a special motto! It was our class motto that increased the unity among our students and made us believe that ‘we were simply the best’! Then when we became seniors, we went through a number of senior class mottos and slogans. We wanted something which gave us a feeling of being the rulers of school, and the future of the outside world. This article on class mottos for 2012, will help you do exactly the same!

Funny Class Mottos 2012

What could be more exciting than having a class motto that is inspiring and funny at the same time? Have a look at some interesting funny 2012 class mottos. Read and enjoy!

“We are the class of 2012, we are the ones, where perfection dwells.”

“We have nothing to declare except our geniuses.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“We did it, we’re seniors! Now we get to go to college and become freshmen again!” ~ Author Unknown

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Here comes the year that all have feared, the world is not ending, it strong and unbending. The best part about this year, the best is right here!”

“Freshman… bow down to us. Sophomores… fear us. Juniors… want to be us”! ~ Author Unknown

Inspirational Class Mottos for 2012

Be it any stage of life, the one thing that keeps us going is nothing but inspiration and motivation! Each class that we enter is like entering a different life. One day we are the juniors, and there comes a time when we become the seniors! Moving forward is what life teaches us, and the quotes mentioned below, will inspire your class to do the same. Have a look!

“Think of yourself as a success…you’ll be successful!
Think of yourself as accomplished…you’ll accomplish a lot!
Think of yourself as an achiever…you’ll achieve great things!
Think of yourself as being able to do anything…and there’s nothing you can’t do”! ~ Author Unknown

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it”. ~ William Arthur Ward

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Celebrate we will, ’cause life is short but sweet for certain’ “. ~ Dave Matthews Band

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. ” ~ Milton Berle

“Strive for excellence, exceed yourself, love your friend, speak the truth, practice fidelity, and honor your father and mother. These principles will help you master yourself, make you strong, give you hope and put you on the path to greatness.” ~ Joe Weider

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible”. ~ Arthur C. Clarke

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best – make it all up – but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

So these were some of my favorite class mottos for 2012.

by Shalu Bhatti

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New Year Quotes

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

According to the Gregorian and Julian calendar (that is followed in nearly all parts of the world), the New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 1. The New Year is awaited by one and all. It marks the end of something and the beginning of a new life, new experience and everything new. We all are in the anticipation of what the New Year holds for us and will bring to us. We experience mixed emotions, of unhappiness and eagerness, as we let go of something and wait with huge expectations for the New Year. The following New Year quotes and sayings tell us what exactly the New Year is all about.

Inspirational New Year Quotes

If you have had an unhappy experience in the previous year, you must be expecting the New Year to be filled with happiness and joy. In that case, motivational quotes and sayings inspire you to be hopeful and have positive thoughts. The following inspirational quotes for the New Year are for all those who wish to make a new and fresh start.

# A New Year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within. ~ Anonymous

# The object of a New Year is not that we should have a New Year. It is that we should have a new soul! ~ G. K. Chesterton

# One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~ John Burroughs

# Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. ~ Brooks Atkinson

# Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~ Hal Borland

# My New Year’s resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy. ~ James Lafferty

# Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold. ~ Anonymous

Funny New Year Quotes

As mentioned above, celebrating the New Year is all about fun and excitement. We all wish to have a happy and a wonderful time throughout the new year. Well, if you wish to have a happy beginning, then take a look at the following funny New Year quotes and smile!

# New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. ~ James Agate

# Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. ~ Oscar Wilde

# Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. ~ Eric Zorn

# An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~ Bill Vaughn

# May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! ~ Joey Adams

# New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions. ~ Mark Twain

# Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution ~ Jay Leno

Famous New Year Quotes

The New Year’s Day is one of the most significant events for people all over the world. There are several famous quotes about the New Year by famous people. The following is a short compilation of such quotes and sayings. These quotes are meaningful and definitely inspirational.

# Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin

# We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

# Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

# Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer. ~ Walter Scott

# For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. ~ T.S. Eliot

# New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. ~ Charles Lamb

by Madhura Pandit.

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Teacher Appreciation Poem

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

T is for talented that you surely are
E is for explaining so patiently
A is for the ability to make the class fun
C is for correcting us when we were wrong
H is for helping us in every way
E is for encouraging us to do our best
R is for rare, there is only one of you!
So thank you special teacher; we think you’re great too!
- Author Unknown

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Educational Quotes by Famous Philosophers

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Confucius - Educational Philosophy

Quotations from Confucius, Aristotle, Euripides, Seneca, Cicero, Horace, William James, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, John Fowles, George Bernard Shaw

Study the past if you would define the future.
I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. (Confucius, Analects)

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these gave only life, those the art of living well. (Aristotle, In Education)

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. (Aristotle, In Education)

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. (Aristotle)

Learned we may be with another man’s learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own:
[I hate a sage who is not wise for himself] (Euripides)

What use is knowledge if there is no understanding? (Stobaeus)

‘non vitae sed scholae discimus’. [We are taught for the schoolroom not for life] (Seneca)

Now we are not merely to stick knowledge on to the soul: we must incorporate it into her; the soul should not be sprinkled with knowledge but steeped in it. (Seneca)

And if knowledge does not change her and make her imperfect state better then it is preferable just to leave it alone. Knowledge is a dangerous sword; in a weak hand which does not know how to wield it it gets in its master’s way and wounds him, ‘ut fuerit melius non didicisse’ [so that it would have been better not to have studied at all] (de Montaigne quoting Cicero)

She (philosophy) is equally helpful to the rich and poor: neglect her, and she equally harms the young and old. (Horace)

‘As a man who knows how to make his education into a rule of life not a means of showing off; who can control himself and obey his own principles.’ The true mirror of our discourse is the course of our lives. (de Montaigne quoting Cicero)

THE TEACHER AS A NECESSARY EVIL. Let us have as few people as possible between the productive minds and the hungry and recipient minds! The middlemen almost unconsciously adulterate the food which they supply. It is because of teachers that so little is learned, and that so badly. (Nietzsche, 1880)

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. (Sigmund Freud)

To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralysed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it. (Bertrand Russell, The History of Western Philosophy)

To begin with our knowledge grows in spots. ..What you first gain, … is probably a small amount of new information, a few new definitions, or distinctions, or points of view. But while these special ideas are being added, the rest of your knowledge stands still, and only gradually will you line up your previous opinions with the novelties I am trying to instill, and to modify to some slight degree their mass. ..Your mind in such processes is strained, and sometimes painfully so, between its older beliefs and the novelties which experience brings along. (William James, Pragmatism)

Chess permits freedom of permutations within a framework of set rules and prescribed movements. Because a chess player cannot move absolutely as he likes, either in terms of the rules or in terms of the exigencies of the particular game, has he no freedom of move? The separate games of chess I play with existence has different rules from your and every other game; the only similarity is that each of our games always has rules. The gifts, inherited and acquired, that are special to me are the rules of the game; and the situation I am in at any given moment is the situation of the game. My freedom is the choice of action and the power of enactment I have within the rules and situation of the game. (Fowles, 1964. The Aristos)

Our present educational systems are all paramilitary. Their aim is to produce servants or soldiers who obey without question and who accepts their training as the best possible training. Those who are most successful in the state are those who have the most interest in prolonging the state as it is; they are also those who have the most say in the educational system, and in particular by ensuring that the educational product they want is the most highly rewarded. (Fowles, 1964. The Aristos)

Every serious student of the subject knows that the stability of a civilisation depends finally on the wisdom with which it distributes its wealth and allots its burdens of labour, and on the veracity of the instruction it provides for its children. We do not distribute the wealth at all: we throw it into the streets to be scrambled for by the strongest and the greediest who will stoop to such scrambling, after handing the lion’s share to the professional robbers politely called owners. We cram our children with lies, and punish anyone who tries to enlighten them. Our remedies for the consequences of our folly are tariffs, inflation, wars, vivisections and inoculations – vengeance, violences, black magic. (George Bernard Shaw)

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Great Leadership Quotes and Inspirational Quotes.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss…. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads and the boss drives.” (Theodore Roosevelt)

“The marksman hitteth the target partly by pulling, partly by letting go. The boatsman reacheth the landing partly by pulling, partly by letting go.” (Egyptian proverb)

“No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.” (William Penn)

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” (President Harry S Truman)

“I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.” (Woodrow Wilson)

“What should it profit a man if he would gain the whole world yet lose his soul.” (The Holy Bible, Mark 8:36)

“A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” (Harvey Mackay)

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to look after them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” (John Steinbeck)

“I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew; Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who.” (Rudyard Kipling, from ‘Just So Stories’, 1902.)

“A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than the giant himself.” (Didacus Stella, circa AD60 – and, as a matter of interest, abridged on the edge of an English £2 coin)

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” (Samuel Johnson 1709-84)

“The most important thing in life is not to capitalise on your successes – any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your mistakes.” (William Bolitho, from ‘Twelve against the Gods’)

“Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody but unbowed . . . . . It matters not how strait the gait, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” (WE Henley, 1849-1903, from ‘Invictus’)

“Everybody can get angry – that’s easy. But getting angry at the right person, with the right intensity, at the right time, for the right reason and in the right way – that’s hard.” (Aristotle)

“Management means helping people to get the best out of themselves, not organising things.” (Lauren Appley)

“It’s not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with the sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause and who, at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” (Theodore Roosevelt.)

“Behind an able man there are always other able men.” (Chinese Proverb.)

“I praise loudly. I blame softly.” (Catherine the Great, 1729-1796.)

“Experto Credite.” (“Trust one who has proved it.” Virgil, 2,000 years ago.)

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Some Quotations about Purpose of Education

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

“The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people.The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together”

Eric Hoffer.

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure”.

Emma Golman.

“The only purpose of education is to reach a student how to live his life-by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality. The training he needs is theoretical, ie, conceptual. He has to be taught to think, to understand, to integrate, to prove. He has to be taught the essentials of the knowledge discovered in the past and he has to be equipped to acquire further knowledge by his own effort”

Ayn Rand.

“The Aim of education should be to teach us how to think rather than what to think -rather to improve  our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men”.

Bill Beattie.

“The one real object of education is to leave a man in the condition of continually asking questions”

Bishop Creighton.

“The central job of schools is to maximize the capacity of each students”.

Carol Ann Tomlinson.

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Some Education Quotes.

Friday, May 8th, 2009

“Save the child and you save the nation”

L. Ron Hubbard.

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

Carl Rogers.

“What makes people smart, curious, alert, observant, competent, confident, resourceful, persistent – in the broadest and best sense; intelligence – is not having access to more and more learning  places, resources, and specialists, but being able in their lives to do a wide variety of interesting things that matter, things that challenge their ingenuity, skills, and judgement, and that make an obvious difference in their lives and the lives of people around them.”

John Holt.

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense”

Robert Green Ingersoll

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential—- these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence”


“What children need is not new and better curricula but access to more of the real world; plenty of time and space to think over their experiences, and to use fantasy and play to make meaning out of them and advice; road maps; guidebooks; to make it easier for them to get where they want to go (not where we think they ought to go) and to find out what they want to find out”

John Holt.

The important thing is not to stop questioning”

Albert Einstein.

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.”

George Bernard Shaw.

Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.”

William Allin.

“The highest result of education is tolerance”

Helen Keller.

“The root of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”


An education system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life”.

Source Unknown.

“Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.”

Henry Peter Broughhan.

“In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchen the cooking is usually bad”

Friedrich Nietzsche.

“The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of economic life, the family”

Albert Einstein.

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