I don’t know where this came from or who wrote it originally. If you know, please let me know so I can give proper credit. I found this in the first school I taught at in (of all places) the bathroom. But they are true statements. If we can be proactive as teachers in these areas and answer them before they arise, most misbehavior in classrooms will simply disappear.
Adams, John. John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 – 29 August 1756 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society.
19 February 1756
SEE (Transcription): http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/cfm/doc.cfm?id=D1
SEE (Image): http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/cfm/doc.cfm?id=D1&mode=popuplg&pop=D1_5
FACEBOOK PAGE: No official page
Adams Digital Archive: http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/
“No man is intirely free from weakness and imperfection in this life. Men of the most exalted Genius and active minds, are generally perfect slaves to the Love of Fame. They sometimes descend to as mean tricks and artifices, in pursuit of Honour or Reputation, as the Miser descends to, in pursuit of Gold. The greatest men have been the most envious, malicious, and revengeful. The miser toils by night and Day, fasts and watches, till he emaciates his Body, to fatten his purse and increase his coffers. The ambitious man rolls and tumbles in his bed, a stranger to refreshing sleep and repose thro anxiety about a preferment he has in view. The Phylosopher sweats and labours at his Book, and ruminates in his closet, till his bearded and grim Countenance exhibit the effigies of pale Want and Care, and Death, in quest [of] hard Words, solemn nonsense, and ridiculous grimace. The gay Gentleman rambles over half the Globe, Buys one Thing and Steals another, murders one man, and disables another, and gets his own limbs and head broke, for a few transitory flashes of happiness. Is this perfection, or downright madness and distraction? — A cold day.”
Today is the first day back for students in my district. It is a half day. We’ll have them in class for about 30 minutes each period. These are the same quotes I will show them. This is one of my favorite quotes. It exemplifies my students so much (alternative school).
Tenth Avenue North, “You Are More,” The Light Meets the Dark, 2010
SEE (Lyrics & Chords): http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/tenth_avenue_north/you_are_more_crd.htm
SEE (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwtcwQwgdsA
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/tenthavenuenorth
NOTE: I realized yesterday that I am missing a member of the band in the image. It was too late to correct it. I will make corrections this weekend and replace this one. Sorry for the mistake.