I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.
I’m self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream—to have class.
If you’re not certain of the value of mentorship, think of how many elite athletes or professional sports teams train without a coach. Zero. How many of your favorite films are made without a producer or director? Zero. How many of the best schools in the world function without teachers? Zero. It’s safe to say […]
Teaching was a sudden immersion in the hot water of sociability! I was so afraid, it took me two weeks to be able to stand up behind my desk. I loved teaching, but got too involved in the students’ lives.
It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs… we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.
When my first semester grades came out, my mom and dad told me I wouldn’t be playing football.
Whether you are talking about education, career or service, you are talking about life … and life really must have joy. It’s supposed to be fun!
I’m not an intellectual in any sense, I have constraints of erudition. I’m not able to deal with things outside my ken, and that makes me irritable. I’m irritable about the fact that I never went to university.
I would say if a man is going to write on chemistry, he learns chemistry. The same is true of Christianity.
I was always good at math, and I was going to be an engineer, because you had to have a real job. Where I come from, there are no artists; artists were teaching at the high school down the street.