Blake Christiansen


NAME: Blake Christiansen
SCHOOL: Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, MN

About The Teacher

He's 6'2" tall. Weighs about 180lbs. You never know what his face will look like cause he
always has some sort of interesting facial hair adorning it.

Mission For His Class With Quotes
"In some way every person is my teacher"-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then is not an act but a habit"-Aristotle

"You should never never doubt what no one is sure about"-Willie Wonka

"Dear Children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and
in truth"- 1 John 3:18

According to the American College Dictionary (1963, p. 408), errant
means "journeying or traveling, as a medieval knight in quest of
adventure." In his public radio broadcast, John Lienhard (1993) said,
"Five hundred years ago,...(a) person in error was a person searching
for truth."

"Not everyone can be famous but everyone can be great. You become
great by serving others"-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Love each other or perish"-W.H. Auden

"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends"-Clarence the Angel

"When the Lord closes the door someone opens a window"- The
Reverend Mother

"The greatest happiness in life is to love and be loved"- George Sands

"One who wants to lead the orchestra must turn their back on the
Leeann Chin's fortune cookie

"You can't change the color of your child's eyes, but you can make them
glow with the light of true love. Nothing gives the child greater security
and creates in them a greater reverence for others, than for him or her to
receive and give love"-Billy Graham

"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say." -Ralph
Waldo Emerson

"Beware of the barrenness of a busy life." �Allen Redpath (English

"Please think of the children first. If you ever have anything to do with
their entertainment, their food, their toys, their custody, their day or
night care, their health care, their education-listen to the children, learn
about them, learn from them. Think of the children first." - Mr. Fred

"There aren't many people in this world who really know how to look.
Usually one glance is enough to register that grass is green and the sky
is blue and so on. They can tell you if the sun is shining or if it looks
rain, but that's about all. It's such a pity for there is texture to
we see, and everything we do and hear. That's what I want today's
lesson to be about. I want you to start noticing things. Once you get
used to doing it you'll never be able to stop. It's the best game in the
world."- Professor Savant from The Last of the Really Great
Whangdoodles book

"Children are a gift from God" Psalms 127

"Being great doesn't mean being better than someone else. It means
making it better for someone else" -Sam Nelson

"The best way out is always through."-Robert Frost

We learn from experience. A man never wakes up his second baby just
to see
it smile." -Grace Williams

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge-Kahlil Gibran

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change
them yourself."-Andy Warhol

The most visible creators I know of are the artists whose medium is life
itself. The ones who express the inexpressible without brush, hammer,
clay or guitar. They neither paint nor sculpt-their medium is being.
Whatever their presence touches has increased life. They see and don't
have to draw. They are artists of being alive.- J. Stone

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him." -Henry L.

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't
matter.-Jack Benny�

"Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts." - Pr. 4:23

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."

"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but
for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young
and ardent, sees the possible."-Soren Kierkegaard

"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is
laughter."-Mark Twain

�"Love is different. Love is when you are as concerned about someone
else's situation as you are about your own"-Morrie Schwartz

"Never seperate the life you live from the words you speak."- Paul

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort." -- Herm Albright

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look
so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened
for us." -- Helen Keller

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but
far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting
moment." -Benjamin Franklin

"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities
brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." - John W. Gardner

"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable
fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols
called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible
language of the heart." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying?
If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?" - Shantideva

"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead
anywhere." - Frank A. Clark

"The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not
down; aspires and not despairs."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism."-Oprah Winfrey

"The door to happiness opens outward." -Soren Kierkegaard

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our
abilities." - J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."-H.L. Mencken

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with
people, of getting things done." -Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off the

goal." - Eli Cossman

"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas." -Linus

"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness, and
generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education
should be to unlock that treasure."-Emma Goldman

"The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it."
-James Truslow Adams

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with
what you have." -Doris Mortman

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is
invisible to the eye"- The Fox from The Little Prince book

"Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to
unlocking our potential." -Black Elk

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." -Edmund

"The highest result of education is tolerance."-Helen Keller

�Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of
God in your daily life.� -Alexander Maclaren

"In victory be not proud; in defeat be not depressed." -Chinese proverb

"One does not laugh because one is happy; one is happy because one
laughs." -Mireille Guiliano

"One who never asks either knows everything, or nothing"-Leeann Chin
Fortune Cookie

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to
have them." -John Updike

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change
them yourself." -Andy Warhol

"We must meet the forces of hate with love; we must meet physical force
with soul force"-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Egotism is nature's compensation for mediocrity." -L.A. Safian

"It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." �Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Mamma Says: We are all the same in that we are each
unique"-Mamma Says Biscotti candy(an Italian fortune cookie)

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." -Albert

"I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead,
his eye to watch, his might to stay, his ear to harken to my need,
the wisdom of my God to teach, his hand to guide, his shield to ward,
the Word of God to give me speech, his heavenly host to be my guard.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me;
Christ to comfort and restore me;
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. "
-Shield & Confessions of St. Patrick, Attributed to St. Patrick,
Paraphrased by Cecil Frances Alexander

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm"-Ralph Waldo

"I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains"-
Anne Frank

"Do whatever comes your way as well as you can. Think as little as
about yourself and as much as possible about other people"- Eleanor

"It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don't know all
the answers." -John P. Lougbrane

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."
-Daniel Joseph Boorstin (1914-2004), Historian and writer

"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect."
- Vince Lombardi

"Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure."
-Edward Eggleston

"Wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever commonplace
and homely way, there God is hewing out the pillars for his temple."
-Phillips Brooks

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." John Dewey

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have
succeeded."-Maya Angelou

"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day,
something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else
be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to always be one of the
crowd."-Christopher Morley

"God is like the sun - you can't look at it, but without it, you can't look
at anything else."-G.K. Chesterton

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may
be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our
happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our
circumstances."-Martha Washington, former U.S. first lady

"If you judge people you have know time to love them."-Mother Theresa

"You can observe a lot just by watching."-Yogi Berra

"Aquel que hoy se cae, se levantara manana""He who falls today may rise
tomorrow"- Mexican Proverb

"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they
have never failed to imitate them."-James Baldwin

"When you pray you speak to God, when you read a good book God speaks to
you."- From A Catholic Parish's Library Rules

"I will not trouble myself with things too difficult for me to understand"-Abraham Heschel referring
to Psalm 131:11



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