"When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty."
"Never say never ain't just a Justin Bieber song"
"It is what it is."
"Try not...Do or do not...There is no try"
"Reach down and grab some dirt"
"Do I look like your Momma???? Because if so, that is one ugly woman."
"Never EVER Give Up!!!"
"True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes"
"To succeed, we must first believe that we can."
"If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally ASTONISH ourselves."
"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach."
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't ever recognize them."
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."
"ALL things are difficult before they become easy."
"Count 'em out"
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a HABIT."
"Successful people have learned to make themselves do the thing that has to be done, when it has to be done, whether they like it or not."
"You are never a loser until you quit trying."
"Life is an echo; what you send out, is what comes back."
Bill Gates once gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.