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Yearbook Quotes from Parents

- Bob Dylan

Education, n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. Yearbook quotes from parents are beautiful sayings that convey what parents feel for their children. – Anthony J. – Dr. Live the life you have imagined. – Maryon Pearson

School’s out; Memories past; Don’t ever doubt; Our friendship will last. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The most beautiful discovery true friends make, is that they can grow separately without growing apart. – William Blake

Life is my college. – Elisabeth Foley

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder. – Theodore Roosevelt

It is clear the future holds great opportunities. – Louisa May Alcott

No matter what you do, no matter how stupid, dumb or damaging you judge it to be, there is a lesson to be learned from it. – Homer Simpson

Never take life seriously. – Helen Keller

Develop a passion for learning. – Anonymous

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. – Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t cry because it’s over. It also holds pitfalls. – Lenny Bruce

These are just a few yearbook quotes from parents which can be included in a graduation yearbook. I am the captain of my soul. – William Butler Yeats

There are only two ways to live your life. – Robert Orben

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. – Peter McWilliams

Funny Yearbook Quotes

I am the master of my fate. – Einstein

Improvement makes straight roads, but crooked roads, without improvements, are roads of genius. – Ambrose Bierce. The lesson is ‘never try’. – Doug Floyd

Although the world is full of suffering it is full also of the overcoming of it. E. – Anonymous

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock. Seuss

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman. – Louis Hector Berlioz

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Henry David Thoreau

One of the most precious moments in the lives of students are the graduation years, and to make them special, a yearbook does a lot. – Author Unknown

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. Smile because it happened. Nobody gets out alive anyway. May I graduate well, and earn some honors. – Plato

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. A yearbook is an annual record made by students or parents, which comprises all memories, notable events, funny yearbook quotes, and experiences. D’Angelo

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success. If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you. No matter what happens to you, no matter how unfair, inequitable or wrong, there’s something you can take from the situation and use for your advancement. One is as though nothing is a miracle. – William Ernest Henley

I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper that did his job well.’ – Martin Luther King Jr.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. We used to write essays like: ‘What I’m going to be if I grow up. Cummings

I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it. – Woody Allen

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges. – Jack Handey

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Yearbook Quotes for Seniors

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. S. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. – E. – T. However, parents can even make their own quotes for the children’s yearbooks, wishing them success in life.

You tried your best and you failed miserably. Eliot

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. If you do, you will never cease to grow

CNN – ESPN book debates a century of sports

“People came out of the war years with great hope and great faith in the future. The compendium, published by Hyperion, features recollections on the sports century that was by top writers and sportscasters, including Dick Schaap, Joyce Carol Oates, Chris Berman, David Halberstam, Roy Blount Jr., and Thomas Boswell.

The book is divided into decades, with at least one athlete highlighted as the defining athlete of that time period. 35. The athlete ranked in that spot: Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner. It seems some thought the list should only list human athletes.

”I think anybody is entitled to vote for whomever they want, and I think Secretariat does qualify as an athlete,” says Schaap. EDT (1808 GMT)

By Jamie Allen

CNN Interactive Senior Writer

(CNN) — The sport of watching sports, for those who don’t know much about sports, is really the debate of it all. Schaap says the former Baltimore Colts quarterback, like many athletes, has become a symbol of the era in which he played.

”I always thought of him as a stoic, solid person, that I think was typical of that era of the 1950s,” says Schaap. “(But) I wouldn’t have voted him very high. 14; the top athlete remains a mystery, though the list has been narrowed to a chosen few.

And to compliment the show, the sports network that started in 1979 has released a new book by the same title. Even if I didn’t think he should be up that high, I like the controversy it created.”

But Schaap points out that the list has another source of contention.

”We are limiting it to North Americans,” he says. Unitas sort of represented that.”

’Who would win most?’

So, who did Schaap vote as his greatest athlete ever? Let the debate begin. My complaint was that he only played one sport.

”I also love the controversy of it.

”My top three were Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain and Bo Jackson,” says Schaap. But I voted purely on what I considered to be athletic ability, and if I had anything in the back of my mind it was, ‘If you put these guys on a field and they played each other in 20 sports, who would win the most?’ I think Jim Brown would win the most, and I think Chamberlain would be awfully close.”

’I love the controversy of it’

The ESPN pick that caused the biggest grumble from sports fans was No. Couch potatoes and bar patrons tuning in to the latest televised contest inevitably battle it out over who is the greatest boxer, the greatest baseball team, the greatest golfer or the greatest quarterback.

And then there’s the ultimate debate: Who is the greatest athlete of all time?

Trying to compare competitors from different athletic endeavors — Muhammad Ali and Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth, Bo Jackson and, uh, Bo Jackson — proves a nearly impossible task.

”If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. “If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. They changed the face of sports. Fighter Jack Johnson, for instance, represents the 1900s; basketball star Michael Jordan defines the 1990s.

In decades between, readers will find lengthy pieces on Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis and Babe Didrikson, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, Johnny Unitas, Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, and Pete Rose.

”I think it’s a labor of love for everybody who was involved with it,” says Schaap, the author of several sports books, the former editor of Sports Magazine and current host of ESPN’s “Sports Reporters.” Schaap, who praised ESPN’s Mark Shapiro for organizing the book, writes about Unitas. So we missed Pele, but we had Secretariat.”

And the debates continue.

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August 31, 1998

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CNN.com. So far, they’ve reached No. He realizes that his picks might not top the ultimate ESPN list — Jackson is not even offered in the network’s Top 20 — but he thinks he used a different scale to appraise athletes.

”I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance,” says Schaap.

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October 25, 1999

Web posted at: 2:08 p.m. “We don’t have Pele in there. They changed the face of sports.”

– sportswriter Dick Schaap

But as any sports fan knows, ESPN has been trying to do just that with its ongoing series, “ESPN SportsCentury.” The network, using the opinions of sports reporters, authors, academics and observers, is counting down its top 100 athletes of all time