• Weekly Quotations 
     
    These are thought-provoking, student selected quotations that we generally discuss twice each week.  Typically, Quotes will be put up on the chalkboard the Monday and Wednesday of a given week.  Discussions are held on the Wednesday and Friday of the week.   Students are asked to record the quotations in their Log Books each week and write a short response.  The student who selected the Quote also writes a response.  Additionally, the student gives information about the Quote's author.  It is helpful to give some context as well as his/her reason for choosing the Quote.     

    Quotes can be found in a variety of ways; from literature, song lyrics,  and websites such as the following:
     
    Wisdom Quotes

    Good Reads
                             
     
     
    Soundings XX Quotes:
     
     
    Week of September 2nd and 9th:  (Mercurio and Yeiter)
    "Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." - Albert Einstein
     
    Week of September 16th:  (Bernabeo)
    "The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work." - Thomas Edison
     
    Week of September 23rd: (Abu-Zahra)
    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
     
    Week of September 30th: (Curtin)
    "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle
     
    Week of October 7th: (Bancoff)
    "There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking." - Brian Tracy
     
    Week of October 14th: (Peyton/Slinkard)
    "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King Jr. (Peyton)
     
    "If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington (Slinkard)
     
    Week of October 21st: (Peyton/Slinkard)
    "Always do your best.  What you plant now, you will harvest later." - Og Mandino (Furey)
     
    "Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein (Mountain)
     
    Week of October 28th: (Norton/Flanagan)
    "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi (Flanagan)
     
    "Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss (Norton)
     
    Week of November 4th: (Mazzalupi/Johnson)
    "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein (Mazzalupi)
     
    "Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." - Les Brown (Johnson)
     
    Week of November 11th: (Klein/Meltzer)
    "Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes." - Robin Sharma (Meltzer)
     
    "You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." - Albert Camus (Klein)
     
    Week of November 18th: (Worontzoff/Carr)
    "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (Worontzoff)
     
    "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson (Carr)
     
    Week of December 2nd: (Bala)
    "I am not what happened to me.  I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung
     
    Week of December 9th: (Bauer)
    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." - Hellen Keller
     
    Week of December 16th: (Colleran)
    "The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing underground secretly making the ground green." - Thomas Carlyle
     
    Week of January 6th: (Dunbar)
    "To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people just exist." - Oscar Wilde
     
    Week of January 13th: (Bohnenberger)
    "Don't follow the path go where there is no path and start the trail."  - Ruby Bridges