COACHING QUOTES Sometimes personal essays are actually inspired by a belief statement or quotation from someone famous that the writer respects.
Do any quotations below ring true with what you yourself believe?
The essay pushes students to write about something that matters to them and helps them get to know each other on a deeper level.
I used to assign a “Letter to the Teacher” at the beginning of every year to get a snapshot of how a student writes while simultaneously learning background information.
If so, one of these quotations might offer a thesis around which you can frame a personal essay about an insight that has made a real difference in your own life. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there 3.
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team 4. Talent is God given; be humble Fame is man given; be thankful Conceit is self-given; be careful 6. Learn as if you were to live forever Live as if you were to die tomorrow 8.
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.
I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." - John Wooden 4. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth." - Pearl Buck 6. I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over." - Warren Buffett 7.
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