12/26/2016 - 01/01/2017


Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

Quote of the Week

A man of words, and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds. - English proverb

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


01/09/2017 - 01/15/2017


Word of the Week

tete-a-tete - a private conversation between two people

Quote of the Week

No bird soars too high if he flies on his own wings. - William Blake

Life Principle of the Week

Courage - Strength to act even when afraid or uncertain - Learn More!


01/16/2017 - 01/22/2017


Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


01/23/2017 - 01/29/2017


Word of the Week

wield - hold or use a tool with the hands; use power

Quote of the Week

If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


01/30/2017 - 02/05/2017


Word of the Week

cacophony - an unpleasant mixture of sounds; harsh noise; discord

Quote of the Week

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. - Arnold H. Glasow

Life Principle of the Week

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


02/06/2017 - 02/12/2017


Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

Men, in teaching others, learn themselves. - Seneca

Life Principle of the Week

Empathy - The ability to feel what others are feeling - Learn More!


02/13/2017 - 02/19/2017


Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

Quote of the Week

Each man must work for himself, and unless he so works, no outside help can avail him. - Theodore Roosevelt

Life Principle of the Week

Excellence - To stand out with valuable qualities - Learn More!


02/20/2017 - 02/26/2017


Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

Hope is wishing for a thing to come true. Faith is believing it will come true. Work is making it come true. - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Life Principle of the Week

Flexibility - The ability to make adjustments or alter plans - Learn More!


02/27/2017 - 03/05/2017


Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

Quote of the Week

We will not waver. We will not tire. We will not falter and we will not fail. - President George W. Bush

Life Principle of the Week

Fortitude - Strength of mind that enable a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage - Learn More!


03/06/2017 - 03/12/2017


Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness, it is usually returned. - Cort Flint

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


03/13/2017 - 03/19/2017


Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

Quote of the Week

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


03/20/2017 - 03/26/2017


Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

Quote of the Week

I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

Giving - To care for and devote oneself to another - Learn More!


03/27/2017 - 04/02/2017


Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

Quote of the Week

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


04/03/2017 - 04/09/2017


Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

Quote of the Week

We must all live together as brothers or perish alone as fools. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

Humility - Being humble, not proud or haughty, not arrogant or assertive - Learn More!


04/10/2017 - 04/16/2017


Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

Quote of the Week

Go put your creed into your deed. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life Principle of the Week

Initiative - Taking action, originating new ideas - Learn More!


04/17/2017 - 04/23/2017


Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

Quote of the Week

If one will not, two cannot quarrel. - Thomas Fuller

Life Principle of the Week

Integrity - Acting according to a sense of right and wrong (being strong enough to do what you know is right even when it is difficult)


04/24/2017 - 04/30/2017


Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B.F. Skinner

Life Principle of the Week

Justice - Being fair, right, and upholding what is right - Learn More!


05/01/2017 - 05/07/2017


Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. - Socrates

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


05/08/2017 - 05/14/2017


Word of the Week

hiatus - a break in continuity; a gap in a series

Quote of the Week

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn. - Cicero

Life Principle of the Week

Optimism - To anticipant the best possible outcome - Learn More!


05/15/2017 - 05/21/2017


Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

Quote of the Week

Teaching is the achievement of shared meaning. - D.B. Gowin

Life Principle of the Week

Patriotism - Love for or devotion to one’s country - Learn More!


05/22/2017 - 05/28/2017


Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

Quote of the Week

The secret of education is respecting the pupil. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


05/29/2017 - 06/04/2017


Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled. - Plutarch

Life Principle of the Week

Propriety - Standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech - Learn More!


06/05/2017 - 06/11/2017


Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means. - Albert Einstein

Life Principle of the Week

Resiliency - Recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change - Learn More!


06/12/2017 - 06/18/2017


Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

Quote of the Week

Ye great teachers: listen to what you say! - Goethe

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


06/19/2017 - 06/25/2017


Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

Quote of the Week

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life Principle of the Week

Responsibility - Making the choice to be reliable and dependable - Learn More!


06/26/2017 - 07/02/2017


Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

Quote of the Week

There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy. - E.V. Lucas

Life Principle of the Week

Self-Discipline - The ability to choose and control one’s own actions - Learn More!


07/03/2017 - 07/09/2017


Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

Quote of the Week

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. - Somerset Maugham

Life Principle of the Week

Service - Giving of one’s time and energies to help others


07/10/2017 - 07/16/2017


Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

Quote of the Week

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners. - Rita Mae Brown

Life Principle of the Week

Temperance - Moderation in action, thought, or feeling - Learn More!


07/17/2017 - 07/23/2017


Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

Quote of the Week

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. - Emily Post

Life Principle of the Week

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


07/24/2017 - 07/30/2017


Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

Quote of the Week

Etiquette is behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential. - Will Cuppy

Life Principle of the Week

Thankfulness - The act of being grateful; glad - Learn More!


07/31/2017 - 08/06/2017


Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

Quote of the Week

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Citzenship - Behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a community - Learn More!


08/07/2017 - 08/13/2017


Word of the Week

nostalgic - longing for something one has known in the past; homesick

Quote of the Week

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. - Margaret Walker

Life Principle of the Week

Curiosity - Desire to learn, to explore, to investigate - Learn More!


08/14/2017 - 08/20/2017


Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity. - Charles G. Dawes

Life Principle of the Week

Dedication - Setting aside for a particular purpose - Learn More!


08/21/2017 - 08/27/2017


Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

Quote of the Week

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. - Robert G. Ingersoll

Life Principle of the Week

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


08/28/2017 - 09/03/2017


Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

Quote of the Week

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. - Peter F. Drucker

Life Principle of the Week

Esprit De Corps - Devotion among members of group for each other and the group’s purpose


09/04/2017 - 09/10/2017


Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. - Icelandic Proverb

Life Principle of the Week

Humanitarianism - Promotion of human welfare and social reform - Learn More!


09/11/2017 - 09/17/2017


Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

Quote of the Week

Only the mediocre are always at their best. - Jean Giraudoux

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


09/18/2017 - 09/24/2017


Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

Quote of the Week

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down. - William M. Winans

Life Principle of the Week

Problem-Solving - Creating solutions; finding answers - Learn More!


09/25/2017 - 10/01/2017


Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

Quote of the Week

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity are easy. Stay away from easy. - Scott Alexander

Life Principle of the Week

Sincerity - Honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy - Learn More!


10/02/2017 - 10/08/2017


Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. - Zarlenga

Life Principle of the Week

Attitude - A feeling or emotion to a fact. - Learn More!


10/09/2017 - 10/15/2017


Word of the Week

zealot - an enthusiast; especially for a religion, a political party, or a cause

Quote of the Week

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. - Bishop W.C. McGee

Life Principle of the Week

Character - What you are/do when no one is watching - Learn More!


10/16/2017 - 10/22/2017


Word of the Week

destitute - lacking the basic needs of life such as food, shelter, or clothing; extremely poor

Quote of the Week

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce, Ulysses

Life Principle of the Week

Charity - Kindness or help for the needy or suffering - Learn More!


10/23/2017 - 10/29/2017


Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

A hundred mistakes are an education if you learn something from each one. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

Commitment - The keeping of a promise or pledge - Learn More!


10/30/2017 - 11/05/2017


Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

Quote of the Week

A man may make mistakes, but he is not a failure until he starts blaming someone else for them. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

Common Sense - Thinking before acting; using good judgment - Learn More!


11/06/2017 - 11/12/2017


Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. - Charles Swindoll

Life Principle of the Week

Compassion - Ability to share another’s feeling or ideas - Learn More!


11/13/2017 - 11/19/2017


Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him. - Robert C. Savage

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


11/20/2017 - 11/26/2017


Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

Quote of the Week

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. - Cicero

Life Principle of the Week

Courage - Strength to act even when afraid or uncertain - Learn More!


11/27/2017 - 12/03/2017


Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

Quote of the Week

Genius is 1 % inspiration, 99 % perspiration " I never did anything worth doing by accident " - Thomas Edison

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


12/04/2017 - 12/10/2017


Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

Quote of the Week

Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing 'til it gets there. - Josh Billings

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


12/11/2017 - 12/17/2017


Word of the Week

haphazard - without a plan or direction; chosen or done at random

Quote of the Week

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty. - Lao-Tzu (The first Chinese Taoist philosopher, 6th century B.C.)

Life Principle of the Week

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


12/18/2017 - 12/24/2017


Word of the Week

harbor - a shelter or refuge; a place to give protection

Quote of the Week

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?", I dream things that never were and say, "Why not?" - Robert F. Kennedy

Life Principle of the Week

Empathy - The ability to feel what others are feeling - Learn More!