"Teaching is the royal road to learning."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Jessamyn West on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Jessamyn West on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Jessamyn West on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Jessamyn West on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Jessamyn West on Earl Nightingale
"Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking."
"There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive."
"Faithfulness to the past can be a kind of death above ground. Writing of the past is a resurrection the past then lives in your words and you are free."
"It is very east to forgive others their mistakes it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own."
"The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future."