Friday, January 25, 2008

My favorite teacher ever!

My high School math teacher, Mr. Warrick Hill, would always put a quote on the black board every morning. I actually found someone on the web who had him as a teacher in Montgomery County, who copied down all of his quotes, and posted them on the web. Many of these, I still remember 19 years later!

· "Success is the ability to get along with some people, and get ahead of others." - E.C. McKenzie
· "The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer." - Ted Roosevelt
· "Wisdom thorougly learned will never be forgotten." - Pythagoras
· "An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding." - Robt. L. Stevenson
· "Any man can stand up to his opponents. Give me the man who can stand up to his friends." - William Gladstone
· "Humor is the good-natured side of truth." - Mark Twain
· "The days that make us happy make us wise." - John Masefield
· "Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robt. Frost
· "If a man could have half his wishes he would double his trouble." - Ben Franklin
· "The function of friends is to be the sounding board for grief." - Joshua Lath Liebman
· "A truth worth uttering is worth remembering." - Anonymous
· "A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds." - Anonymous
· "Some are of the opinion that success is automatic; it comes only with diligence and perseverance." - Anonymous
· "She who studies diligently has a tendency to achieve favorably." - Anonymous
· "Genius is infinite patience." - Paul S. McElroy
· "It is much easier to form good habits than to reform bad ones." - E.C. McKenzie
· "One of the most frustrating things in the world is when the key to success does not always fit one's ignition." - Anonymous
· "It might be beneficial for us to look for humor in the serious, joy in the sad, strength in the weak and the best in the bad." - Anonymous
· "Of all the valuable things that cannot be bought, the most valuable is a man who canot be bought." - E.C. McKenzie
· "It is more prudent to choose what one says than to say what one chooses." - Anonymous
· "One who does his best today will be a hard person to defeat tomorrow." - Anonymous
· "Happiness consists not in having many things, but in needing few." - Paul S. McElroy
· "Laughter is the shock absorber that erases the blows of life." - E.C. McKenzie
· "Appreciation makes people feel more important than most anything you can give them." - E.C. McKenzie
· "For everything you have missed you have gained something else." - Ralph W. Emerson
· "Well done is better than well said." - Ben Franklin (ed. note: Well put, Ben)
· "College bred is a four-year loaf made out of the old man's dough." - Anonymous
· "The road to success is always rough because those who pass over it never drag their feet." - Anonymous
· "What I value more than all things is good humor." - Thomas Jefferson
· "In education we are striving not to teach youth how to make a living, but to make a life." - William Allen White
· "Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous." - Confucious
· "The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." - Ralph W. Emerson
· "Action is the proper fruit of knowledge." - Thomas Faller
· "He climbs the highest that helps another up." - Anonymous
· "The man who makes every minute count is the man of the hour." - Anonymous
· "Success is not final; Failure is not fatal." - Anonymous
· "A task worth doing and friends worth having makes life worth living." - Anonymous
· "Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it." - Anonymous
· "He who fails to prepare, prepares to fail." - Anonymous
· "Great opportunities come to those who make the most of small ones." - Anonymous
· "Remember the turtle; he never makes any progress till he sticks out his neck." - Anonymous
· "Take time to play; it is the secret to perpetual youth." - Anonymous
· "Take time to read; it is the foundation of wisdom." - Anonymous
· "Take time to dream; it is like hitching your wagon to a star." - Anonymous
· "What is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember." - Anonymous
· "Our senses do not deceive us, our judgement does." - Johann W. Goethe
· "Thinking is the essence of wisdom." - Anonymous
· "He who desires success without effort would not know what to do with it if he did obtain it." - Anonymous
· "In taking revenge a man is but equal to his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior." - Francis Bacon
· "Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles." - George Eliot
· "If the going is getting easy, you're not climbing." - Anonymous
· "A successful man is one who holds onto the old practices as long as they are good and changes to the new ones as soon as they are better." - Anonymous
· "Are you frustrated? If so, just remember that the great oak is a little nut that held its ground." - E.C. McKenzie
· "Drive with care; life has no spare." - E.C. McKenzie
· "Close your eyes to the faults of others and see the doors of friendship swing wide open." - E.C. McKenzie
· "Wit without discretion is a sword in the hand of a fool." - Anonymous
· "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confuscious
· "Give every man thine ear but few thy voice." - William Shakespeare
· "Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten but they may start a winning game." - Goethe
· "Great minds discuss ideas; normal minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Anonymous
· "A ladder is of no value unless you climb it." - Anonymous
· "Ideals may be beyond our reach but never beyond our fondest hopes." - E.C. McKenzie
· "Experience is what tells you to watch your step and is what you get if you do not." - E.C. McKenzie
· "The individual who believes that he is exerting himself beyond the call of duty might be inclined to be a poor judge of distance." - Anonymous
· "Don't stretch the truth; it might snap." - Paul E. Holdcraft
· "The birds that soar the highest are not as easily snared as those that frequent the lowlands." - Earl Riney
· "What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity." - Joe Addison
· "Though honey is sweet, do not lick it from the briar." - Anonymous
· "Instead of crying because your pleasant dreams don't come true, rejoice that neither do your nightmares." - Anonymous
· "The only commodity on earth which does not deteriorate with use is knowledge." - Anonymous
· "Those who follow the crowd are quickly lost in it." - Anonymous
· "To err is human, but this does not give us the right to wear out an eraser." - Anonymous
· "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt." - Abe Lincoln
· "I'm going to bounce this chalk off your head." - Warrick Hill
· "You're cruisin' for a brusin'" - Warrick Hill
· "Thank you, Mr. Hill." - Tom Way

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