Thought of the Day and Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day

The “Thought for the Day” should motivate learners to examine their commitment to improving themselves through the lifelong journey of education. They will also learn that the journey to their goals is a step-by-step process.

Ever needed something to pick you up when you're down or motivate you when you're feeling lazy? A daily positive thought can help. Why not start each morning with a thought for the day? Hold it in mind to see what perspective it gives to the day's events.

A daily dose of motivational thought helps you take action. Happy feelings have their place in shaping your attitude and thinking, and what motivates each of us is unique. Our daily thoughts of the day will help you see that being positive and optimistic about life can bring you abundance. Above all, know that nothing is impossible.

What is it about a short quotation that carries so much power? Anyone who has ever been moved by a good quote knows that a single, simple quote can change a day.

Here follows some interesting "Thought for the Day" quotes:

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Impatience never commanded success.

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

We can't do great things in this life . . .

We can only do small things with great love.

A man reaps what he sows.

St. Paul's letter to the Galatians 6:7

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.

Expect the best; convert problems into opportunities.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth.

Character is, for the most part, simply habit become fixed.

Body of Lesson of The Thought of the Day

The “Thought for the Day” is a great way to get your mind going, build some very important ideas and skills that will last you throughout your lifelong learning journey. It will help with those reasons concerning what you want to achieve. “Thoughts for the Day” are like a math problem: the first thought could be a 2, the second thought could be a 3, and by adding them together you get 5. It is the same way with your thoughts and feelings. They add up to form a strong foundation for your growth. So let’s work through the process, and we will see how it will help us put our goals and direction into clearer terms and actions.

Main Point. Read the “Thought for the Day”

Read the quotes and begin to think about the meaning of the quote. Think about how to use the four questions to help focus their thinking.

1.What is the author trying to say?

First, put yourself in the author’s shoes to try to understand what he or she was saying. Why did the author use certain words to paint a certain picture? Help learners believe in their abilities to think clearly and answer the questions.

2.What does it mean to you?

Once you understand what the author was trying to say, then ask yourself, “What does it mean to me?” Think about yourself, your goals, family, and community.

3.Why is it important?

Now, place your own personal meaning to the quote and think about the importance of what it means to you. This is adding value to what you feel strongly about, which is a key step. If you feel something is important and place a value on it, you are more likely to use it in your lives.

4.How can you use it?

Think about how you can apply the concept to your lives. This is a critical step along with attaching a personal value to the quote. Start to identify specific areas in your lives where you can take action and improve.

A good lesson to start is reading scriptures written by catholic saints. These books are full of very good thoughts for the day.

Some more Thought of the Day Quotes to reflect upon

Failures do what is tension relieving,

while winners do what is goal achieving.

Crime doesn't pay.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Lost time is never found again.

Experience teach us more than books.

The middle course is the best.

No man was ever wise by chance.

For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.

First Epistle Of Saint Paul To Timothy 6:10

The pen is mightier than the sword.

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.

Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best.

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches children how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to live.

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer.


The “Thought for the Day” should motivate learners to examine their commitment to improving themselves through the lifelong journey of education. They will also learn that the journey to their goals is a step-by-step process. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,

In every rill a sweet instruction flows.

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