Discipline & Behavior--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Discipline & Behavior—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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228 Page Quotation Collection on Discipline & Behavior

This 228 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Discipline & Behavior. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Discipline & Behavior, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Discipline & Behavior:

I’m not a naughty brat. I’m little and I’m still learning. I get overwhelmed and frustrated just like you do. Because nobody is perfect. Help me. Guide me. Love me.

The Learning Station

The hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes. The heart of a child can shrink so that forever afterward it is hard and pitted as the seed of a peach. Or again, the heart of such a child may fester and swell until it is a misery to carry within the body, easily chafed and hurt by the most ordinary things.

--Carson McCullers

There is a mistaken notion prevailing among some parents that discipline is the same thing as punishment. It is not. Discipline comes from a Latin word meaning ‘to teach.’ The best discipline is that which teaches, not the kind that hurts.

--John Charles Wynn

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

—Stephen R. Covey

There is not a single ill-doer who could not be turned to some good.

—Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.

--Robert Burton

Negative consequences stop misbehavior—that’s a given. But the key to changing behavior is the use of positive reinforcement.

--Lee Canter

There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discipline yourself so others won’t have to.

—John Wooden

The wrong that men do can all be traced to those who mistaught them.


If you spend time with crazy and dangerous people, remember—their personalities are socially transmitted diseases; like water poured into a container, most of us eventually turn into—or remain—whoever we surround ourselves with. We can choose our tribe, but we cannot change that our tribe is our destiny.

—Stefan Molyneux

It is a smaller thing to suffer punishment than to have deserved it....The punishment can be removed, the fault will remain forever.


By ‘throwing out’ unruly children, we focus on the wrong set of people. We frame the entire discussion about school discipline as if it were a problem with the kids alone. It is not. Children are raised by adults. They learn by example. Adults, not kids, make the movies and television shows that glorify violence and disruption, all acted out by adults. Adults, not kids, make the business decisions that encourage sexually frank marketing toward younger and younger children. Adults, not kids, manufacture and distribute the guns used on city streets to maim and kill. Adults, not kids, highlight and often encourage fighting in our sporting events. And adults, not kids, grow and harvest the drugs that numb minds young and old.

--Michael Casserly

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

--Pearl S. Buck

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.


The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved.

--Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.

--Japanese Proverb

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