Weekly QuotationsThese 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: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 EinsteinWeek 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 EdisonWeek 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 ShawWeek of September 30th: (Curtin)"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton BerleWeek of October 7th: (Bancoff)"There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking." - Brian TracyWeek 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 JungWeek of December 9th: (Bauer)"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." - Hellen KellerWeek 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 CarlyleWeek of January 6th: (Dunbar)"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." - Oscar WildeWeek of January 13th: (Bohnenberger)"Don't follow the path go where there is no path and start the trail." - Ruby Bridges