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Survivor Algebra Motivational Quotes

Before class starts each day, while the kids are coming in, I write one of these down on the overhead. You'll find that many students will look forward to them and will write them down.  If I ever forget, they remind me!
  • The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. -- Ferdinand Foch
  • Make your mistakes work for you by learning from them. -- Donald Trump
  • If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • Don't worry about things you can't control.
  • Everybody needs some inspiration, Everybody needs some motivation, mix it up with some imagination, and use your natural gifts. -- The Kinks
  • Most of us have lives too small for our spirits. -- Studs Terkel
  • Don't worry about moving slowly, worry about standing still. -- Chinese proverb
  • Be careful with whom you associate. Loser's rub off! -- Donald Trump
  • I hope to die young at a very old age.
  • The real secret of success is enthusiasm. -- Walter Chrysler, entrepreneur
  • Always give more than what's expected. -- Donald Trump
  • If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. -- Thomas Edison
  • We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -- Charles Kingsley, poet
  • I'll never reach my destination, If I never try, So I will sail my vessel, 'Til the river runs dry. -- Garth Brooks
  • Bloom where you are planted.
  • For the most part I do the thing which my own nature drives me to do. -- Albert Einstein
  • An activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. – John Updike, writer
  • Regret for things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. -- Sydney J. Harris, writer
  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider for everything except happiness. -- Wall Street Journal
  • Work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching. -- U2
  • Listen. Don't just wait to talk. -- Donald Trump
  • Keep away form people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. -- Mark Twain
  • Never stop striving, never stop learning, never stop teaching.
  • Do what's right.
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -- Anaïs Nin
  • The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -- Elbert Hubbard
  • Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The most difficult thing is to just start the ball rolling. Once it starts, it's actually more difficult to stop it. -- Butch Lovelace
  • Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Edison
  • Work hard. Someone's always watching. -- Donald Trump
  • So many times people end up fixated on doing things rights, that they end up doing nothing at all. -- The Wright Brothers
  • Your imagination is a preview to life's coming attractions. -- Albert Einstein
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
  • I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake. -- John D. Rockefeller
  • The next time you feel the urge to procrastinate -- just put it off.
  • The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. -- Carl Rogers and Jerome Freiberg, authors of Freedom to Learn
  • I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives.  It's what we do consistently. -- Anthony Robbins, best-selling author
  • A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. -- Richard Bach
  • I've missed 3000 shots. Twenty-six times the game-winning shot has been trusted to me, and I've missed. I've lost over 300 games. I've failed over and over and over again, and that is why I've succeeded. -- Michael Jordan
  • Fall seven times, stand up eight. -- Japanese proverb
  • Don't compromise your principles. -- Donald Trump
  • Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -- Thomas Edison
  • Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never. -- Winston Churchill
  • Great people create great acts of kindness. -- Cervantes
  • Many of the things you can count don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count. -- Albert Einstein
  • You have not lived a perfect day, unless you've done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. -- Ruth Smeltzer
  • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -- Winston Churchill
  • Without deviation, progress is not possible. -- Frank Zappa
  • If you don't have a positive attitude in business and in life, you will never, ever be successful. -- Donald Trump
  • There's nothing in your life you can't learn from, if you respond with the right attitude. -- Rick Warren
  • Life is it's most exciting when it's full of possibilities -- Coolmath Karen
  • The clearer your vision of what you seek, the closer you are to finding it.
  • If you're not lighting any candles, don't complain about being in the dark.
  • I will never give in until the day that I die. I'll get myself some independence, carve out a future with my two bare hands. -- The Alarm
  • It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble; it's what you know for sure that ain't so. -- Mark Twain
  • If at first you don't succeed, you're like everyone else who went on to greatness. -- Patrick Combs
  • Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen. -- Lee Iacocca, Chairman Chrysler Motors
  • Don't play for safety -- it's the most dangerous thing in the world. -- Hugh Walpole, writer
  • Treat people how you want to be treated. -- Donald Trump
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