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Teachers Favorite Quotes

Teachers are full of wisdom and knowledge. Quotes can tell you a lot about a person and what they care about most. With that being said, quotes can tell us a lot about our teachers here at GMC. Let's take a look at our teacher's favorite quotes!


Abby McAllister

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” - Ronald Reagan


Cameron Cook

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.

In response to the quote, “This quote from Dostoevsky's masterpiece Brother's Karamazov encapsulates the philosophical debate of not only this novel, but the debate raging inside all of us. Sometimes we are so busy living and staying alive that we forget why we are living. What is that thing we are living for? Alyosha, the character who comes to this realization, arrives at it after spending large sections of the novel in great distress as he battles against the endless struggle of survival. What finally allows him to find satisfaction and joy in his life is not the end of suffering, or the end of obstacles, but instead the drive to live for something greater than himself. Whatever that thing is, if you have it, the survival of life becomes worth it.”


Ashley Hunter

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

In response to the quote, “As I've gotten older I am thankful to serve a faithful God who is with me through every stage (good and tough) of life and more importantly who is faithful in His promises.”


Alex Brilliandt

"Pick your times to be stupid wisely."

In response to the quote, “It's my dad's most memorable jab to me and pretty solid advice.”


William Owens

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” - Proverbs 27:17

In response to the quote, “We all need accountability in our lives.”


Paula Rouse

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” Paulo Coelho

In response to the quote, “Love is the answer. You want a better world? Love one another. Put others first; have a servant's heart. Treat people like you want to be treated. It's not always easy, but love is a solid foundation to making the world a better place.”


Tiffany LaPoe

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.” ― Harvey Mackay

In response to the quote, “Grammatically, it uses parallelism to make the point flow seamlessly from one idea to the next. Content-wise, it relates to everyone. We all procrastinate or push things off until the very last minute. Oftentimes, we don't take time to really enjoy the moments we spend with loved ones.”


Jordahn Shiley

Monitor and adjust

In response to the quote, “Life is all about taking information in--about surroundings and other people--and the reactions we have to this information is so incredibly important...we must adjust to situations that we are monitoring...we must adjust throughout our lives to certain situations and circumstances we are in--this quote reminds me daily that if we just relax and watch...we can make the appropriate move or adjustments “


Susan Gault

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.” --Jim Rohn, motivational speaker

In response to the quote, “Because it is 100% true and lets you know what people's true motives are.”


Justin Lowman

"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth." — Eileen Sendrey.

In response to the quote, “It is my favorite quotation because I feel it is very applicable at this time.”


Paige ManWaring

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" Les Brown

In response to the quote, “Having goals and dreams are essential to the human experience. Too often we are so worried that if we don't achieve those dreams then we become failures. But really, it's the experience we have and the things we learn along the way to achieve those goals, that make the journey an adventure and help shape who we become. Who cares if you do not get exactly what you wished for? The pursuit is what makes life worth living. You will never find something new if you don't go searching for it.”


Joel Frans

"There are two rules to success: 1) Never tell anyone everything you know." -Roger H. Lincoln

In response to the quote, “It's funny.”


Laura Sawicki

"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before" - Dalai Lama

In response to the quote, “Over the years, I have come to realize that when you experience a new place you gain new understandings about the world around you. Every time you meet someone new, go somewhere new, or do something new it opens your heart and mind. The "someplace you've never been before" doesn't have to be 5,000 miles away (although yes please!), it can be as close as being new place in your hometown or a new place in South Carolina. “


Sofia Gonzalez

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa

In response to the quote, “Love is the answer. Love is the beginning of everything. To love others, we need to start loving ourselves, and people around us. Love is the secret!”


Nathan Gallion

"How we spend our time is who we become"

In response to the quote, “It captures a simple truth that we overlook. If we want to be a famous author but spend our time playing video games instead of writing, it's probably not going to happen. In that way, then, our own laziness can dictate the direction of our lives. That's a scary thought that reminds me to use my time wisely.”


Amanda Mignault

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. “ -Albus Dumbledore

In response to the quote, “Times are difficult... especially now. It is so important for us to find SOMETHING that makes us happy. This quote reminds me to do that. “



Quotes are amazing things. Some are deep, others are light and fun! Either way, whichever one was your favorite, they are all amazing. Have an amazing day whoever you are - You are a star!