Quote of the Day – June 2017

Oh June, the month of graduations and the first taste of summer vacation. This June I will graduate from high school, one step closer to going to college in the fall. I’ve been thinking a lot about education, learning, and growth recently, and this month’s collection of quotes reflects that. Enjoy!


2nd        “Working hard is important, but there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.” – Harry Potter

3rd        “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain


5th        “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye

6th        “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

7th        “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B. B. King


9th        “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert

10th      “There is only one thing about which I am certain, and that is that there is very little about which one can be certain.” – W. Somerset Maugham

11th      “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor

12th       “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok

13th        “We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.” – Thomas Alva Edison

14th       “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don’t know.” – Mark Twain


16th        “The mistakes are all there waiting to be made.” – Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower on the game’s opening position

17th      “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” – Mark Twain

18th        “After all is said and done, more is said than done.” – Unknown


20th      “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

21st      “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

22nd      “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

23rd        “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John Maxwell

24th      “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey


26th      “I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

27th      “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

28th      “Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.” – Alice Walker

29th      “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


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