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Senior Quote/Motto Ideas

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” – Descartes

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan

“You can spend your life looking over your shoulder, or you can spend your life looking ahead.” – Pleasant Rowland

“The person who laughs is a delight to be with. But more important, he is enjoying his own life.” – Eugene P. Burtin

“People seldom improve when they have no model but themselves to copy after.” – Oliver Goldsmith

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“If we could see ourselves as others see us, one thing we’d need is an introduction.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

“If you reach for what you want, what you want will be put within your reach.” – Janet Cheatham Bell

“School is a building that has four walls – with tomorrow inside.” – Lon Watters

“Things do not change; we change.” – Henry David Thoreau

“It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.” – George F. Will

“If you play it safe in life, you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow anymore.” – Shirley Hufstedler

“What really matters is what you do with what you have.” – Shirley Lord

“Character is a quality of slow growth through performance.” – W. Alton Jones

“It’s plain hard work that does it.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“One today is worth two tomorrows.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham

“Character is doing what’s right when nobody is looking.” – J.C. Watts

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” – Calvin Coolidge

“The teacher’s influence reaches eternity, no one ever knows where it ends.” – Henry Adams

“They always talk who never think.” – Matthew Prior

“Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.” – C.D. Larsen

“The most valuable result of all education is to make you do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.” – Thomas Huxley

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” – Thomas Paine

“The teacher is the one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Wisdom doesn’t neccessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Wilson

“The beginning of success is interest.” – William H. Armstrong

“The best person to put in charge of a problem is the one most directly affected by the outcome.” – Michele S. Darling

“Time, for all its smuggling in of new problems, conspicuously cancels others.” – Clark Winston

“Education is knowing where to find what you want.” – Woodrow Wilson

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

“Truth… needs no flowers of speech.” – Alexander Pope

“Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides.” – Frank Tyger

“Some books are to be tasted, others are to be swallowed, and a few are to be chewed and digested.” – Francis Bacon

“All rests with those who read.” – Philip James Bailey

“It is the mind that maketh good or ill.” – Edmund Spenser

“He that respects himself is safe from others.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Come what may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.” – William Shakespeare in Macbeth

“Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong.” – James Leo Herlihy

“Mistakes are a fact of life: it is the response to the error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

“There is no such thing as an interesting book, there are only interested readers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Education isn’t play – and it can’t be made to look like play. It is hard, hard work. But it can be interesting.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” – Robert Frost

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

“Yesterday is a history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – Winnie the Pooh

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