These are motivational thoughts by some of the world’s greatest
minds, and we use them to begin our class each day. These topical
quotes inspire reflection and encourage conversation.
“One of the greatest talents of all is the talent to recognize and to develop talent in others.”
—Frank Tyger

“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You’ve got to keep working that talent.”
—Irving Berlin

“If we fasten our attention on what we have, rather than on what we lack, a very little wealth is sufficient.”
—Francis Johnson

“Keep the gold and keep the silver, but give us wisdom.”
—Arabian Proverb

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.”
—David Starr Jordan

“True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing.”
—Edward Porter Humphrey

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”
—Harry F. Banks

“I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it.”
—William DeMille

“No power is strong enough to be lasting if it labors under the weight of fear.”

“When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
—Maryanne Williamson

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Learning is M.A.G.I.C. has a mission to “Share Secrets with Students for Academic Achievement.” These “secrets” include unique methods of self-expression, fun ways of generating creativity, problem solving through conflict resolution, and the enthusiastic celebration of each student’s individuality.