Those Who Are Inspired…

Weekly Quote #1

Those Who Are Inspired...

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,

Love like you’ll never be hurt,

Sing like there’s nobody listening,

And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
-William W. Purkey

William W.Purkey, a former teacher and professor at University of North Carolina- Greensboro and the co-founder of the The International Alliance for Invitational Education (A non-profit organization run by educators and allied professionals who are dedicated to summon people to their full potential) . He is a credible author of over a dozen books and a hundred articles.
-Topic: Life inspiration

When students around the school were asked what this quote meant to them, they responded…
“It means to live life to the fullest and not to let others hinder your dreams and what you want to accomplish in life.” -Vaibhav Velagapudi (Freshman)
“Pursue what you want to pursue, no matter what anybody thinks. Of course people are going to judge you, that’s in our nature. But you have to love yourself and have confidence if you’re going to reach above and beyond. And who knows, you could be inspiring someone else, creating a spark that they will pass on to someone else.” -Avery Ribiat (Sophomore)
“This means to always put your heart into everything you do no matter what has happened in the past.” -Josh Carlin (Freshman)
“This quote tells me to always be yourself, do not be afraid of who you are, and always enjoy life. You have to live, so you might as well live it happily” -Arhum Mahmod (Senior)



“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Emerson was a Harvard graduate and essayist from the 1800s. He is well known for his work in the Transcendentalist period (a religious and philosophical movement).  He has published over dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States of America.
-Topic: Failure/Inspiration

“It does not matter how many times I fail. I will get back up and I will always hope that everything will get better.” -Gregorye Windom (Sophomore)
“Don’t think about what will happen if you fail- think about how great you will be when you overcome the failure.” -Adam Ben-Moche (Freshman)

“To be truly successful, we must not settle for mediocrity. We must strive to be the greatest. We can be, and we shall achieve this when we fail and get back up. It is a very inspirational quote, I like it.” -Robby Niehof (Senior)
“Failing will not make you a loser, it will only make you stronger and ready to face harder challenges in life,” -Dylan Edelman (Freshman)
“Everyone has to fail to succeed. Believing that everything will go well in life will is living in a false world. So failing does not define you as a person, but what is most important is how well you can come back and show everyone what you are made of.” -Hunter Griffin (Junior)
Stay tuned for more inspirational quotes in the upcoming weeks!