The Neshannock Staff’s Favorite Quotes: The Second Installment

In this article, you can explore some of the Neshannock Staff’s favorite quotes, where they found them, and why they have chosen that as their favorite quote! As you read through all of these thoughtful, deep, and interesting responses I hope you can get some insight into some of the brightest minds from Neshannock. 

Ms. Janaszek- High School English Teacher

    • “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
    • Mark Twain
    • I think it speaks to the value of human life. Every life is valuable, and you are fortunate if you get to find out your purpose. It is an opportunity denied to many. I have it on my classroom wall to send the message to students that I value them, and I hope they see the value within themselves. 

Mrs. Blank High School Science Teacher

    • “Though today we may find ourselves experiencing seasons of long goodbyes, our trust in Christ’s death and resurrection promises an eternity of hellos.”
    • Bill Crowder
    • It reminds me that my permanent home is not this world and there will be an eternity of reuniting with my family and loved ones. 

Mrs. Rogers- High School Science Teacher

    • “Education is not the memorizing of facts but the training of the mind to think.”
    • Albert Einstein
    • As a science teacher, I want my students to learn how to think and problem solve. Albert Einstein said this quote after looking into colleges around Boston and a questionnaire that was floating around for job applicants with Thomas Edison. Einstein believed that good education teaches you how to think, problem-solve, analyze, and not just memorize facts that were spewed at you before. I, too, love thinking that there is more to education than just memorizing and as such. I have this quote hanging above my door to remind myself and my students every day that we have to learn to fail, succeed, think, and analyze what we do instead of just memorizing. It is my personal mantra for my teaching and my classroom.

Mrs. Kross-  High School Math Teacher

      • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” 
      •  Ralph Waldo Emerson
      • It reminds us to leave our mark on the world, to be unique, to stand out!

Mrs. Pursel- High School Technology Teacher

    •  “Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.”
    •  Source Unknown
    • When I first saw this, it hit me that these are inspirational words by which to live!  
    • Live well ~ Live life to the fullest every single day as we never know when it will be our last day … so I choose to LIVE WELL!
    • Laugh often ~ I love to laugh.  Laughing is great medicine for many of life’s “ailments” and the more you laugh, the better you feel … so let’s all LAUGH OFTEN!
    • Love much ~ Love is free for the giving and life is too short to hold grudges, or prejudices, or withhold forgiveness.  Everyone makes mistakes and needs forgiveness.  If we could learn to love more and judge less, the world would be a much better place for all of us … so LOVE MUCH!!

BONUS- Mr. Passarelli- High School Principal

    • “If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
    •  John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
    • This quote gives advice, direction, and inspiration.
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