1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

A quotation that has helped you on your journey through this Vale of Tears

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Wanda_the_Wonder, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Ro13

    Ro13 Occasional commenter

    Your view & you are entitled to it. We were asked for a quote that has got us through & this is mine. One week I like art, another writing etc. Maybe I should have put "Don't take life so seriously"??
    agathamorse likes this.
  2. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    "I do not say my work is good; I say it is the best I can do".
  3. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Live your life absent of inspirational quotes.

  4. WB

    WB Star commenter

    When you're going through hell keep going.
    Nanny Ogg, agathamorse, nomad and 2 others like this.
  5. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Sorry. I've clearly spent too many years watching kids with minimal life chances being told exactly that and then wondering why it didn't come true for them.
  6. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    SS DD
    Nanny Ogg likes this.
  7. siege

    siege New commenter

    'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars'

    Oscar Wilde gets it right, I reckon
  8. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    For me it was this
    The only way out is through, and the only way through is together.
  9. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Established commenter

    Perhaps you ought to have intervened and told them what they were in for.
    I am reminded of a parent many years ago, whose child was definitely destined for the clerical grade of the Civil Service [with a following wind at that] who asked me what was the best way of ensuring that her son got to Oxford or Cambridge.
    "Oxford via Birmingham, Cambridge via Kings Cross works for me." Once she'd stopped lapping the ceiling we had a useful talk.
    agathamorse likes this.
  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    It was not encouraged at that kind of school. I remember trying to motivate a sluggish bunch of GCSE students with a faux-rant. Do you think this level of weary sporadic low-level effort is going to get you a GCSE? You are up against every other 16 yr old in the country - including the ones at private schools, the ones with tutors, the ones whose parents have computers (it was a long time ago), and you think they're all putting this amount of work and effort in? You need to be running to stand still!
    Lara mfl 05 and agathamorse like this.
  11. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    "Suspect everyone. Trust no one"

    Courtesy of "The Murder Game" on TV and often quoted by a wise colleague in the last hellish school I taught in.

    "The worst is not so long as we can say this is the worst." King Lear.
    George_Randle and agathamorse like this.
  12. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    A life without challenges is a tedious life.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  13. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Occasional commenter

    'Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the following day.'

    My husband
    agathamorse likes this.
  14. Ro13

    Ro13 Occasional commenter

    “Never let a good crisis go to waste." Winston Churchill.

    Also one of my personal ones, "I can & I will watch me." A bit of a finger up to my biological Father & Ex husband (I quickly add, not the same person ha ha) :p:D
    agathamorse likes this.
  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    See signature below:
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  16. diddydave

    diddydave Lead commenter

    "The graveyards are full of indispensable people"


    "To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause"
    Lara mfl 05 and agathamorse like this.
  17. fennysnake

    fennysnake New commenter

    When they go low, we go high.

    Michelle Obama
    agathamorse likes this.
  18. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    "It's a b ugger!"
    "It's a b ugger of a b ugger!"

    My father.
  19. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Occasional commenter

    'Sometimes a well-placed left hook gives you the moral high ground.'

    Rocky Marciano

    (Well, actually Rocky didn't say that - but it would have been nice if he had,)

Share This Page