What was the one quote recited by your college professor that inspired you?

United States
December 29, 2006 10:17am CST
Whether you enjoyed going to classes or you were an overachiever, there must have been something that inspired you each day. One of my business professors constantly quoted "I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care." This quote, each time spoken, opened my eyes and encouraged me to reach for what I really wanted. It's amazing how much of a difference a few words can make. What quote inspired you the most?
5 responses
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
25 Apr 07
This really wasn't by a college professor, but my 8th grade teacher Mrs E.Karr used to say this Shakespeare quote and it makes real good sense to me. "This above all, to thine own self be true". works for me.
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• United States
23 May 07
Thanks for sharing, brought back some memories!
@chiyosan (29387)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
mine was in philosopy class... my professor blurted out: "Whatever the mind conceived... it can achieve" since then i felt that if i had an idea and wanted to see something.. i know how much hard it is to do or how long the process is, i know it can be done.
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• United States
23 May 07
You are definitely right. Have you read 'The Secret?' If we think it, it will be...
@babyjane (1395)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
"Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain." ~Leo Buscaglia~
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• United States
6 Mar 07
That was beautiful, thanks for sharing. Was it recited by one of your teachers or professors?
@Junig1 (301)
• Barbados
9 Jan 07
I can't remember what my professors said although some said good stuff. I do remember a memory gem I learnt in the 6th grade that has stuck with me "The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, for they while their companions slept were toiling upwards through the night"
• United States
18 Jan 07
That is beautiful...do you know the author?
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
this phrase did not come from a teacher in a classroom but from a dear old friend that pass away about 5 years ago. he said this phrase about loving your family, friends and lifelong partner. he said 'when loving someone, love the person not only "because of" but also "inspite of" '.
• United States
23 May 07
Wow...that caused chills down my spine because it is so true. Blessings to you.