St. John Vianney High School

Random Thoughts and Bits of Wisdom

"The more a person thinks, the better adapted to thinking they become. Education is nothing if not the creation of the habit of thinking."
Thomas Jefferson

"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not -- you will be right."
Henry Ford

"It's not what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's when you think you know something, and you are wrong!"
Anonymous

"Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects."
Will Rogers

"What counts is not the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog."
Dwight Eisenhower

"The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudices."
Clint Eastwood

"Wisdom consists of anticipating consequences."
Norman Cousins

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."
Mark Twain

"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
Leo Tolstoy

"If you are not failing now and again, it's a sign you're playing it too safe."
Woody Allen

"We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship."
Omar Bradley

"A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are built for."
John Shedd

"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it."
Jesse Jackson

"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."
Michelangelo

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument."
Anonymous

"When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, 'He's so big we can never kill him.' David looked at the same giant and thought, "He's so big I can't miss.' " Russ Johnston

"Men need to learn that we can be brothers without having to be identical twins."
Anonymous

"Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones who dropped it."
Lou Holtz

When you are right you can afford to keep your temper, and when you are wrong, you cannot afford to lose it.
Anonymous

 

 

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