Week of April 28

You've failed many times, although you may not remember.
You fell down the first time you tried to walk.
You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you?
Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat?
Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot.
R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on.
English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books.
Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs.
Don't worry about failure.
Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.

Wall Street Journal


Week of April 21

The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.

J. Martin Kohe


Week of April 14

We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: The last of his freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Viktor E. Frankl, from Man's Search for Meaning


Week of April 7

News Headlines:

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says.

Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case.

Two Soviet Ships Collide, One Dies.

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group.

Arson Suspect is Held in Massachusetts Fire.

Old School Pillars are Replaced by Alumni.

Sex Education Delayed, Teachers Request Training.

News headline examples collected by journalists


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