Mark Twain on Entitlement

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

Mark Twain

Fairies Intervene to Keep Churchill Humble

“When Winston [Churchill] was born, lots of fairies swooped down on his cradle with gifts–imagination, eloquence, industry, ability–and then came a fairy who said ‘No one person has a right to so many gifts,’ picked him up and gave him such a shake and twist that with all these gifts he was denied judgment and…

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A Schoolboy Crush, a Teacher’s Kiss, and a Quest for Greatness

They certainly weren’t the first boys in history to develop a crush on their teacher. Who could blame them for their innocent preoccupation over Miss Brown? Matilda “Tillie” Brown was young, pretty, and she had that special gift of teaching and encouragement that caused her students to want to do their best.

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