sylvester &i switched ben carson books. his had the doc’s autograph inside. oo lala!
dedicated to the indispensables of the world, THINK BIG had me thinking of Rose from Rite-Aid. she’s a trump supporter (like carson), but she’s always working so darn hard!
not my book, so i couldn’t mark it up. here are quotes i wrote on a Styrofoam container:
i’m gonna stay at you until you know how good you are - teacher of ben’s
knew that i was especially capable
a teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops -henry brooke adams
1st mentor of my life -someone who challenged me to do my very best everyday
except for my mom, nobody i knew was more interested in me than in their own advancement
where david got his spunk i don’t know, but he did not quit
refused to give way to feelings
i’ll do everything i want to do
buoyed by confidence
angry &committed enough to change conditions
be nice to all people. everybody is important
wearing all that weight of learning lightly like a flower -Tennyson
to be of use in the world is the only way to happiness - hans c. andersen
as he thinketh in his heart, so is he - proverbs 23:7
it is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. in the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts and pour their souls into ours. God be thanked for books. they are the voices of the distinct and the dead &make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. book are true levelers. they give to all who will faithfully use them , the society, the spiritual presence, of the best and greatest of our race -william ellery channing
the world of books is the most remarkable creation of man; nothing else that he builds ever lasts. monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old &die out. after an era of darkness, new races build others; but in the world of books are volumes that live on still as young &fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead -clarence day
knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 1 Corinthians 8:1
the mind, once stretched by an idea, never returns to its original dimensions. -emerson
God don’t make no junk.
no one can make us feel inferior without our permission. -eleanor roosevelt
every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting- a. huxley
"the mind is everything. what you think you become"
just some things ro consider..
if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.