01/04/2021 - 01/10/2021

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/11/2021 - 01/17/2021

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/18/2021 - 01/24/2021

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

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

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


01/25/2021 - 01/31/2021

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/01/2021 - 02/07/2021

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

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

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


02/08/2021 - 02/14/2021

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/15/2021 - 02/21/2021

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

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

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


02/22/2021 - 02/28/2021

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/01/2021 - 03/07/2021

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


03/08/2021 - 03/14/2021

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


03/15/2021 - 03/21/2021

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

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

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


03/22/2021 - 03/28/2021

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. - Icelandic Proverb

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/29/2021 - 04/04/2021

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/05/2021 - 04/11/2021

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/12/2021 - 04/18/2021

Word of the Week

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

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

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


04/19/2021 - 04/25/2021

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. - Zarlenga

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


04/26/2021 - 05/02/2021

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


05/03/2021 - 05/09/2021

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

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

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


05/10/2021 - 05/16/2021

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


05/17/2021 - 05/23/2021

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

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

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


05/24/2021 - 05/30/2021

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

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

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


05/31/2021 - 06/06/2021

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

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

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)


06/07/2021 - 06/13/2021

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/14/2021 - 06/20/2021

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

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

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


06/21/2021 - 06/27/2021

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

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

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


06/28/2021 - 07/04/2021

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

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

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


07/05/2021 - 07/11/2021

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

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

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


07/12/2021 - 07/18/2021

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/19/2021 - 07/25/2021

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/26/2021 - 08/01/2021

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


08/02/2021 - 08/08/2021

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/09/2021 - 08/15/2021

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/16/2021 - 08/22/2021

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/23/2021 - 08/29/2021

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/30/2021 - 09/05/2021

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


09/06/2021 - 09/12/2021

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/13/2021 - 09/19/2021

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.)
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/20/2021 - 09/26/2021

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/27/2021 - 10/03/2021

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/04/2021 - 10/10/2021

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


10/11/2021 - 10/17/2021

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/18/2021 - 10/24/2021

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/25/2021 - 10/31/2021

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


11/01/2021 - 11/07/2021

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/08/2021 - 11/14/2021

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/15/2021 - 11/21/2021

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/22/2021 - 11/28/2021

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/29/2021 - 12/05/2021

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/06/2021 - 12/12/2021

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/13/2021 - 12/19/2021

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/20/2021 - 12/26/2021

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/27/2021 - 01/02/2022

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!


01/10/2022 - 01/16/2022

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!


01/17/2022 - 01/23/2022

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


01/24/2022 - 01/30/2022

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!


01/31/2022 - 02/06/2022

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!


02/07/2022 - 02/13/2022

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!


02/14/2022 - 02/20/2022

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!


02/21/2022 - 02/27/2022

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!


02/28/2022 - 03/06/2022

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!


03/07/2022 - 03/13/2022

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


03/14/2022 - 03/20/2022

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!


03/21/2022 - 03/27/2022

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!


03/28/2022 - 04/03/2022

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!


04/04/2022 - 04/10/2022

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!


04/11/2022 - 04/17/2022

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!


04/18/2022 - 04/24/2022

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)


04/25/2022 - 05/01/2022

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!


05/02/2022 - 05/08/2022

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!


05/09/2022 - 05/15/2022

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!


05/16/2022 - 05/22/2022

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!


05/23/2022 - 05/29/2022

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


05/30/2022 - 06/05/2022

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!


06/06/2022 - 06/12/2022

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!


06/13/2022 - 06/19/2022

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


06/20/2022 - 06/26/2022

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!


06/27/2022 - 07/03/2022

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!


07/04/2022 - 07/10/2022

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


07/11/2022 - 07/17/2022

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!


07/18/2022 - 07/24/2022

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!


07/25/2022 - 07/31/2022

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!


08/01/2022 - 08/07/2022

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!


08/08/2022 - 08/14/2022

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!


08/15/2022 - 08/21/2022

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!


08/22/2022 - 08/28/2022

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


08/29/2022 - 09/04/2022

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


09/05/2022 - 09/11/2022

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!


09/12/2022 - 09/18/2022

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!


09/19/2022 - 09/25/2022

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!


09/26/2022 - 10/02/2022

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!


10/03/2022 - 10/09/2022

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!


10/10/2022 - 10/16/2022

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!


10/17/2022 - 10/23/2022

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!


10/24/2022 - 10/30/2022

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!


10/31/2022 - 11/06/2022

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!


11/07/2022 - 11/13/2022

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!


11/14/2022 - 11/20/2022

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!


11/21/2022 - 11/27/2022

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!


11/28/2022 - 12/04/2022

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


12/05/2022 - 12/11/2022

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!


12/12/2022 - 12/18/2022

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!


12/19/2022 - 12/25/2022

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!


12/26/2022 - 01/01/2023

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/09/2023 - 01/15/2023

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/16/2023 - 01/22/2023

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

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!


01/23/2023 - 01/29/2023

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


01/30/2023 - 02/05/2023

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


02/06/2023 - 02/12/2023

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/13/2023 - 02/19/2023

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


02/20/2023 - 02/26/2023

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/27/2023 - 03/05/2023

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/06/2023 - 03/12/2023

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.)
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher

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)


03/13/2023 - 03/19/2023

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/20/2023 - 03/26/2023

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


03/27/2023 - 04/02/2023

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/03/2023 - 04/09/2023

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/10/2023 - 04/16/2023

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


04/17/2023 - 04/23/2023

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/24/2023 - 04/30/2023

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/01/2023 - 05/07/2023

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


05/08/2023 - 05/14/2023

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/15/2023 - 05/21/2023

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/22/2023 - 05/28/2023

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/29/2023 - 06/04/2023

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/05/2023 - 06/11/2023

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


06/12/2023 - 06/18/2023

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/19/2023 - 06/25/2023

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

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

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


06/26/2023 - 07/02/2023

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/03/2023 - 07/09/2023

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/10/2023 - 07/16/2023

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

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

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


07/17/2023 - 07/23/2023

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

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

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


07/24/2023 - 07/30/2023

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

Quote of the Week

Men, in teaching others, learn themselves. - Seneca

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/31/2023 - 08/06/2023

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

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

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


08/07/2023 - 08/13/2023

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

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

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


08/14/2023 - 08/20/2023

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

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

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


08/21/2023 - 08/27/2023

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

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

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


08/28/2023 - 09/03/2023

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

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

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


09/04/2023 - 09/10/2023

Word of the Week

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

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

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


09/11/2023 - 09/17/2023

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

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

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


09/18/2023 - 09/24/2023

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

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

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


09/25/2023 - 10/01/2023

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/02/2023 - 10/08/2023

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


10/09/2023 - 10/15/2023

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

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

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


10/16/2023 - 10/22/2023

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


10/23/2023 - 10/29/2023

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

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

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


10/30/2023 - 11/05/2023

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


11/06/2023 - 11/12/2023

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/13/2023 - 11/19/2023

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/20/2023 - 11/26/2023

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

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

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


11/27/2023 - 12/03/2023

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

Quote of the Week

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

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!


12/04/2023 - 12/10/2023

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


12/11/2023 - 12/17/2023

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


12/18/2023 - 12/24/2023

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

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

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


12/25/2023 - 12/31/2023

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


01/08/2024 - 01/14/2024

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

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

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


01/15/2024 - 01/21/2024

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/22/2024 - 01/28/2024

Word of the Week

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

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

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)


01/29/2024 - 02/04/2024

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/05/2024 - 02/11/2024

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


02/12/2024 - 02/18/2024

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/19/2024 - 02/25/2024

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

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

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


02/26/2024 - 03/03/2024

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. - Icelandic Proverb

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


03/04/2024 - 03/10/2024

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/11/2024 - 03/17/2024

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/18/2024 - 03/24/2024

Word of the Week

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

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

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


03/25/2024 - 03/31/2024

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. - Zarlenga

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/01/2024 - 04/07/2024

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/08/2024 - 04/14/2024

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

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

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


04/15/2024 - 04/21/2024

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/22/2024 - 04/28/2024

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

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

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


04/29/2024 - 05/05/2024

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

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

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


05/06/2024 - 05/12/2024

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

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

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


05/13/2024 - 05/19/2024

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/20/2024 - 05/26/2024

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

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

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


05/27/2024 - 06/02/2024

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

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

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


06/03/2024 - 06/09/2024

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

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

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


06/10/2024 - 06/16/2024

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

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

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


06/17/2024 - 06/23/2024

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


06/24/2024 - 06/30/2024

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/08/2024 - 07/14/2024

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/15/2024 - 07/21/2024

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/22/2024 - 07/28/2024

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/29/2024 - 08/04/2024

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/05/2024 - 08/11/2024

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/12/2024 - 08/18/2024

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/19/2024 - 08/25/2024

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.)
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


08/26/2024 - 09/01/2024

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/02/2024 - 09/08/2024

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


09/09/2024 - 09/15/2024

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


09/16/2024 - 09/22/2024

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


09/23/2024 - 09/29/2024

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/30/2024 - 10/06/2024

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/07/2024 - 10/13/2024

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/14/2024 - 10/20/2024

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

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!


10/21/2024 - 10/27/2024

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


10/28/2024 - 11/03/2024

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


11/04/2024 - 11/10/2024

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/11/2024 - 11/17/2024

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


11/18/2024 - 11/24/2024

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/25/2024 - 12/01/2024

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/02/2024 - 12/08/2024

Word of the Week

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

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

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)


12/09/2024 - 12/15/2024

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/16/2024 - 12/22/2024

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


12/23/2024 - 12/29/2024

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

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

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


01/06/2025 - 01/12/2025

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

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

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


01/13/2025 - 01/19/2025

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

Men, in teaching others, learn themselves. - Seneca

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


01/20/2025 - 01/26/2025

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

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

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


01/27/2025 - 02/02/2025

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

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

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


02/03/2025 - 02/09/2025

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

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

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


02/10/2025 - 02/16/2025

Word of the Week

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

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

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


02/17/2025 - 02/23/2025

Word of the Week

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

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

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


02/24/2025 - 03/02/2025

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

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

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


03/03/2025 - 03/09/2025

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

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

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


03/10/2025 - 03/16/2025

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

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

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


03/17/2025 - 03/23/2025

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/24/2025 - 03/30/2025

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/31/2025 - 04/06/2025

Word of the Week

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

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

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


04/07/2025 - 04/13/2025

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/14/2025 - 04/20/2025

Word of the Week

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

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

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


04/21/2025 - 04/27/2025

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/28/2025 - 05/04/2025

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/05/2025 - 05/11/2025

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


05/12/2025 - 05/18/2025

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

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

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


05/19/2025 - 05/25/2025

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/26/2025 - 06/01/2025

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/02/2025 - 06/08/2025

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/09/2025 - 06/15/2025

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

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

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


06/16/2025 - 06/22/2025

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/23/2025 - 06/29/2025

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

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

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


06/30/2025 - 07/06/2025

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/07/2025 - 07/13/2025

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

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

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


07/14/2025 - 07/20/2025

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/21/2025 - 07/27/2025

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


07/28/2025 - 08/03/2025

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


08/04/2025 - 08/10/2025

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

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

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


08/11/2025 - 08/17/2025

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. - Icelandic Proverb

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/18/2025 - 08/24/2025

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/25/2025 - 08/31/2025

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/01/2025 - 09/07/2025

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

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

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


09/08/2025 - 09/14/2025

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. - Zarlenga

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


09/15/2025 - 09/21/2025

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


09/22/2025 - 09/28/2025

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

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

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


09/29/2025 - 10/05/2025

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


10/06/2025 - 10/12/2025

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

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

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


10/13/2025 - 10/19/2025

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

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

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


10/20/2025 - 10/26/2025

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

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

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)


10/27/2025 - 11/02/2025

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/03/2025 - 11/09/2025

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

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

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


11/10/2025 - 11/16/2025

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

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

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


11/17/2025 - 11/23/2025

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

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

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


11/24/2025 - 11/30/2025

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

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

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


12/01/2025 - 12/07/2025

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/08/2025 - 12/14/2025

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/15/2025 - 12/21/2025

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


12/22/2025 - 12/28/2025

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/05/2026 - 01/11/2026

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/12/2026 - 01/18/2026

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/19/2026 - 01/25/2026

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/26/2026 - 02/01/2026

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


02/02/2026 - 02/08/2026

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/09/2026 - 02/15/2026

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.)
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/16/2026 - 02/22/2026

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/23/2026 - 03/01/2026

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/02/2026 - 03/08/2026

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


03/09/2026 - 03/15/2026

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/16/2026 - 03/22/2026

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/23/2026 - 03/29/2026

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


03/30/2026 - 04/05/2026

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/06/2026 - 04/12/2026

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/13/2026 - 04/19/2026

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/20/2026 - 04/26/2026

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/27/2026 - 05/03/2026

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/04/2026 - 05/10/2026

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/11/2026 - 05/17/2026

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/18/2026 - 05/24/2026

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/25/2026 - 05/31/2026

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

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!


06/01/2026 - 06/07/2026

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

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!


06/08/2026 - 06/14/2026

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

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


06/15/2026 - 06/21/2026

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

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!


06/22/2026 - 06/28/2026

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

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!


06/29/2026 - 07/05/2026

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

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!


07/06/2026 - 07/12/2026

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

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!


07/13/2026 - 07/19/2026

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

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!


07/20/2026 - 07/26/2026

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

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!


07/27/2026 - 08/02/2026

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

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


08/03/2026 - 08/09/2026

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

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!


08/10/2026 - 08/16/2026

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

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!


08/17/2026 - 08/23/2026

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

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!


08/24/2026 - 08/30/2026

Word of the Week

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

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!


08/31/2026 - 09/06/2026

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

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!


09/07/2026 - 09/13/2026

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

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)


09/14/2026 - 09/20/2026

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

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!


09/21/2026 - 09/27/2026

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

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!


09/28/2026 - 10/04/2026

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

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!


10/05/2026 - 10/11/2026

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

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!


10/12/2026 - 10/18/2026

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

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


10/19/2026 - 10/25/2026

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

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!


10/26/2026 - 11/01/2026

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

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!


11/02/2026 - 11/08/2026

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


11/09/2026 - 11/15/2026

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

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!


11/16/2026 - 11/22/2026

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

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!


11/23/2026 - 11/29/2026

Word of the Week

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

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


11/30/2026 - 12/06/2026

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

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!


12/07/2026 - 12/13/2026

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

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!


12/14/2026 - 12/20/2026

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

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!


12/21/2026 - 12/27/2026

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

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!


01/11/2027 - 01/17/2027

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

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!


01/18/2027 - 01/24/2027

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

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!


01/25/2027 - 01/31/2027

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

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


02/01/2027 - 02/07/2027

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

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


02/08/2027 - 02/14/2027

Word of the Week

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

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!


02/15/2027 - 02/21/2027

Word of the Week

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

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!


02/22/2027 - 02/28/2027

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

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!


03/01/2027 - 03/07/2027

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

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!


03/08/2027 - 03/14/2027

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

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!


03/15/2027 - 03/21/2027

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

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!


03/22/2027 - 03/28/2027

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

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!


03/29/2027 - 04/04/2027

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

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!


04/05/2027 - 04/11/2027

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

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!


04/12/2027 - 04/18/2027

Word of the Week

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

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!


04/19/2027 - 04/25/2027

Word of the Week

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

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!


04/26/2027 - 05/02/2027

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

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!


05/03/2027 - 05/09/2027

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

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


05/10/2027 - 05/16/2027

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

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!


05/17/2027 - 05/23/2027

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

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!


05/24/2027 - 05/30/2027

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

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!


05/31/2027 - 06/06/2027

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/07/2027 - 06/13/2027

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/14/2027 - 06/20/2027

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

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!


06/21/2027 - 06/27/2027

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


06/28/2027 - 07/04/2027

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


07/05/2027 - 07/11/2027

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/12/2027 - 07/18/2027

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


07/19/2027 - 07/25/2027

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/26/2027 - 08/01/2027

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/02/2027 - 08/08/2027

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.)
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher

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)


08/09/2027 - 08/15/2027

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/16/2027 - 08/22/2027

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


08/23/2027 - 08/29/2027

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/30/2027 - 09/05/2027

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/06/2027 - 09/12/2027

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


09/13/2027 - 09/19/2027

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/20/2027 - 09/26/2027

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/27/2027 - 10/03/2027

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


10/04/2027 - 10/10/2027

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/11/2027 - 10/17/2027

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/18/2027 - 10/24/2027

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/25/2027 - 10/31/2027

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/01/2027 - 11/07/2027

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


11/08/2027 - 11/14/2027

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/15/2027 - 11/21/2027

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

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

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


11/22/2027 - 11/28/2027

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/29/2027 - 12/05/2027

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/06/2027 - 12/12/2027

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

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

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


12/13/2027 - 12/19/2027

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

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

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


12/20/2027 - 12/26/2027

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

Quote of the Week

Men, in teaching others, learn themselves. - Seneca

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/27/2027 - 01/02/2028

Word of the Week

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

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

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


01/10/2028 - 01/16/2028

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

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

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


01/17/2028 - 01/23/2028

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

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

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


01/24/2028 - 01/30/2028

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

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

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


01/31/2028 - 02/06/2028

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

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

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


02/07/2028 - 02/13/2028

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

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

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


02/14/2028 - 02/20/2028

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

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

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


02/21/2028 - 02/27/2028

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

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

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


02/28/2028 - 03/05/2028

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/06/2028 - 03/12/2028

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


03/13/2028 - 03/19/2028

Word of the Week

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

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

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


03/20/2028 - 03/26/2028

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


03/27/2028 - 04/02/2028

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

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

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


04/03/2028 - 04/09/2028

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


04/10/2028 - 04/16/2028

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/17/2028 - 04/23/2028

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/24/2028 - 04/30/2028

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

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

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


05/01/2028 - 05/07/2028

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

Quote of the Week

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

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!


05/08/2028 - 05/14/2028

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


05/15/2028 - 05/21/2028

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


05/22/2028 - 05/28/2028

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

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

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


05/29/2028 - 06/04/2028

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


06/05/2028 - 06/11/2028

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

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

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


06/12/2028 - 06/18/2028

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/19/2028 - 06/25/2028

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

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

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)


06/26/2028 - 07/02/2028

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/03/2028 - 07/09/2028

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


07/10/2028 - 07/16/2028

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/17/2028 - 07/23/2028

Word of the Week

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

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

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


07/24/2028 - 07/30/2028

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. - Icelandic Proverb

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


07/31/2028 - 08/06/2028

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/07/2028 - 08/13/2028

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/14/2028 - 08/20/2028

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

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

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


08/21/2028 - 08/27/2028

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. - Zarlenga

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/28/2028 - 09/03/2028

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/04/2028 - 09/10/2028

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

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

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


09/11/2028 - 09/17/2028

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/18/2028 - 09/24/2028

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

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

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


09/25/2028 - 10/01/2028

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

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

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


10/02/2028 - 10/08/2028

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

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

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


10/09/2028 - 10/15/2028

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/16/2028 - 10/22/2028

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

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

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


10/23/2028 - 10/29/2028

Word of the Week

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

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

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


10/30/2028 - 11/05/2028

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

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

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


11/06/2028 - 11/12/2028

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

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

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


11/13/2028 - 11/19/2028

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


11/20/2028 - 11/26/2028

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/27/2028 - 12/03/2028

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/04/2028 - 12/10/2028

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/11/2028 - 12/17/2028

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/18/2028 - 12/24/2028

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/25/2028 - 12/31/2028

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/08/2029 - 01/14/2029

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/15/2029 - 01/21/2029

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/22/2029 - 01/28/2029

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.)
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher

Life Principle of the Week

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


01/29/2029 - 02/04/2029

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/05/2029 - 02/11/2029

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


02/12/2029 - 02/18/2029

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


02/19/2029 - 02/25/2029

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


02/26/2029 - 03/04/2029

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/05/2029 - 03/11/2029

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/12/2029 - 03/18/2029

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

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


03/19/2029 - 03/25/2029

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

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!


03/26/2029 - 04/01/2029

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


04/02/2029 - 04/08/2029

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


04/09/2029 - 04/15/2029

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/16/2029 - 04/22/2029

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


04/23/2029 - 04/29/2029

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/30/2029 - 05/06/2029

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/07/2029 - 05/13/2029

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

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

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)


05/14/2029 - 05/20/2029

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/21/2029 - 05/27/2029

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


05/28/2029 - 06/03/2029

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

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

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


06/04/2029 - 06/10/2029

Word of the Week

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

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

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


06/11/2029 - 06/17/2029

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Men, in teaching others, learn themselves. - Seneca

Life Principle of the Week

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


06/18/2029 - 06/24/2029

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

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

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


06/25/2029 - 07/01/2029

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

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

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


07/02/2029 - 07/08/2029

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

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

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


07/09/2029 - 07/15/2029

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

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

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


07/16/2029 - 07/22/2029

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

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

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


07/23/2029 - 07/29/2029

Word of the Week

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

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

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


07/30/2029 - 08/05/2029

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

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

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


08/06/2029 - 08/12/2029

Word of the Week

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

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

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


08/13/2029 - 08/19/2029

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/20/2029 - 08/26/2029

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/27/2029 - 09/02/2029

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

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

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


09/03/2029 - 09/09/2029

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/10/2029 - 09/16/2029

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

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

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


09/17/2029 - 09/23/2029

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/24/2029 - 09/30/2029

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/01/2029 - 10/07/2029

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


10/08/2029 - 10/14/2029

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

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

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


10/15/2029 - 10/21/2029

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/22/2029 - 10/28/2029

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/29/2029 - 11/04/2029

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/05/2029 - 11/11/2029

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

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

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


11/12/2029 - 11/18/2029

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


11/19/2029 - 11/25/2029

Word of the Week

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

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

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


11/26/2029 - 12/02/2029

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/03/2029 - 12/09/2029

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

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

Cooperation - Working together - Learn More!


12/10/2029 - 12/16/2029

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


12/17/2029 - 12/23/2029

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Courtesy - Considerate and mannerly behavior


12/24/2029 - 12/30/2029

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Dependability - Reliable; trustworthy - Learn More!


01/07/2030 - 01/13/2030

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

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

Diligence - Steady and energetic effort - Learn More!


01/14/2030 - 01/20/2030

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. - Icelandic Proverb

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/21/2030 - 01/27/2030

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


01/28/2030 - 02/03/2030

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


02/04/2030 - 02/10/2030

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

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

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


02/11/2030 - 02/17/2030

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

Quote of the Week

Mediocrity does not inspire men to greatness. - Zarlenga

Life Principle of the Week

Friendship - Caring for and trusting others


02/18/2030 - 02/24/2030

Word of the Week

neophyte - an inexperienced person

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Generosity - Willingness to give or share - Learn More!


02/25/2030 - 03/03/2030

Word of the Week

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

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

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


03/04/2030 - 03/10/2030

Word of the Week

obliterate - to wipe out; delete

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

Honesty - Truthfulness - Learn More!


03/11/2030 - 03/17/2030

Word of the Week

paltry - worthless

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

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


03/18/2030 - 03/24/2030

Word of the Week

philanthropy - the love of human-kind

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

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


03/25/2030 - 03/31/2030

Word of the Week

redolent - full of fragrance

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

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)


04/01/2030 - 04/07/2030

Word of the Week

sonorous - a deep, loud sound

Quote of the Week

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

Life Principle of the Week

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


04/08/2030 - 04/14/2030

Word of the Week

taciturn - silent; not in the mood to talk

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

Loyalty - Faithfulness to another - Learn More!


04/15/2030 - 04/21/2030

Word of the Week

verbose - containing more words than necessary; wordy

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

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


04/22/2030 - 04/28/2030

Word of the Week

wily - full of craftiness; sly

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

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


04/29/2030 - 05/05/2030

Word of the Week

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

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

Perseverance - The Ability to persist or continue striving


05/06/2030 - 05/12/2030

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Fortune favors the bold. - Virgil

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/13/2030 - 05/19/2030

Word of the Week

embellish - to add exciting details to a story

Quote of the Week

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Life Principle of the Week

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


05/20/2030 - 05/26/2030

Word of the Week

extol - praise enthusiastically

Quote of the Week

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. - Jesse Jackson

Life Principle of the Week

Respect - Showing or feeling honor


05/27/2030 - 06/02/2030

Word of the Week

fastidious - fussy; hard to please; picky

Quote of the Week

To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it B but we must sail, not drift or lie to anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/03/2030 - 06/09/2030

Word of the Week

fickle - often changing; unstable

Quote of the Week

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to put the other somewhat higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/10/2030 - 06/16/2030

Word of the Week

fervor - eagerness; earnestness; enthusiasm

Quote of the Week

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/17/2030 - 06/23/2030

Word of the Week

garner - store up; gather

Quote of the Week

The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in one's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

Life Principle of the Week

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


06/24/2030 - 06/30/2030

Word of the Week

genial - friendly; kind and cheerful

Quote of the Week

Life maroons the hesitant but inspires the brave. - Thomas Dooley

Life Principle of the Week

Tenacious - Persistent, never give up - Learn More!


07/01/2030 - 07/07/2030

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

For the very true beginning of wisdom is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love. - Wisdom of Solomon 6:17

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/08/2030 - 07/14/2030

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Cogito ergo sum. (Latin - I think, therefore, I am.)
- Rene Descartes, French philosopher

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/15/2030 - 07/21/2030

Word of the Week

imminent - about to happen; coming soon

Quote of the Week

I will study and get ready and maybe my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/22/2030 - 07/28/2030

Word of the Week

inane - absurd; silly; foolish

Quote of the Week

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. - Marcel Proust

Life Principle of the Week

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


07/29/2030 - 08/04/2030

Word of the Week

jettison - throw goods overboard to lighten a ship during a storm

Quote of the Week

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain

Life Principle of the Week

Effort - Doing one’s best in an endeavor


08/05/2030 - 08/11/2030

Word of the Week

jocular - humorous; fond of joking

Quote of the Week

Education is not received, it is achieved. - Unknown

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/12/2030 - 08/18/2030

Word of the Week

superfluous - more than enough; excessive

Quote of the Week

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. - Joan Baez

Life Principle of the Week

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


08/19/2030 - 08/25/2030

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

Life Principle of the Week

Patience - Ability to wait calmly - Learn More!


08/26/2030 - 09/01/2030

Word of the Week

vindicate - to clear from blame or suspicion

Quote of the Week

Success is never final, and failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. - Winston Churchill

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/02/2030 - 09/08/2030

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

If better is possible, good is not enough - Garry Jirnenez

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/09/2030 - 09/15/2030

Word of the Week

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

Quote of the Week

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/16/2030 - 09/22/2030

Word of the Week

cantankerous - bad tempered and uncooperative

Quote of the Week

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. - St. Jerome

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/23/2030 - 09/29/2030

Word of the Week

defy - resist or disobey; challenge or dare

Quote of the Week

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

Life Principle of the Week

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


09/30/2030 - 10/06/2030

Word of the Week

benevolent - friendly; generous; helpful

Quote of the Week

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/07/2030 - 10/13/2030

Word of the Week

cajole - to deceive by flattery; coax

Quote of the Week

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/14/2030 - 10/20/2030

Word of the Week

chasten - to discipline for the purpose of making better

Quote of the Week

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life Principle of the Week

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


10/21/2030 - 10/27/2030

Word of the Week

desecrate - to treat something usually sacred with disrespect

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!


10/28/2030 - 11/03/2030

Word of the Week

digress - to get away from the main subject

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!


11/04/2030 - 11/10/2030

Word of the Week

effervescence - full of life and excitement

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


11/11/2030 - 11/17/2030

Word of the Week

emulate - to copy or try to do better

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!


11/18/2030 - 11/24/2030

Word of the Week

flaccid - flabby; limp; soft

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!


11/25/2030 - 12/01/2030

Word of the Week

forthright - straightforward; direct; without hesitation

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!


12/02/2030 - 12/08/2030

Word of the Week

garish - showy; overly decorated

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!


12/09/2030 - 12/15/2030

Word of the Week

girth - circumference

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!


12/16/2030 - 12/22/2030

Word of the Week

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

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!


12/23/2030 - 12/29/2030

Word of the Week

abscond - to depart secretly

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


01/06/2031 - 01/12/2031

Word of the Week

affable - easy to talk to; kind and polite

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!


01/13/2031 - 01/19/2031

Word of the Week

insipid - without flavor; tasteless

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!


01/20/2031 - 01/26/2031

Word of the Week

intermediary - mediator; go-between person

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!


01/27/2031 - 02/02/2031

Word of the Week

jaunty - carefree; jolly

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!


02/03/2031 - 02/09/2031

Word of the Week

judicious - showing good judgment; wise

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!


02/10/2031 - 02/16/2031

Word of the Week

kindle - to light a fire

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)


02/17/2031 - 02/23/2031

Word of the Week

laconic - expressed in only a few words

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!


02/24/2031 - 03/02/2031

Word of the Week

lucid - clear; readily understood

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!


03/03/2031 - 03/09/2031

Word of the Week

magnanimous - great-hearted; nobly generous

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!


03/10/2031 - 03/16/2031

Word of the Week

malign - to speak badly of a person; slander

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!