Every piece of the puzzle that doesn't fit gets you closer to the answer.
Ten minutes is short if it's a recess and long if it's a punishment.
Look at the footprints you've made.
If you want to see a shooting star, you might have to spend a lot of nights looking up.
Flowers and pricker bushes grow out of the same dust.
Don't say "The last one there is a rotten egg": unless you're absolutely sure there's a slow kid behind you.
You'll have a lot more respect for a bird after you try making a nest.
They'll remember you if you're the best reader in class-or if you throw up at lunch.
The teacher can always tell when you did your homework on the bus.
Sometimes it's smart to be scared.
It's not enough to be able to spell "magnificence" in your bedroom. You have to be able to spell it at the microphone during the spelling bee.
Hitting the kid with the ball might get you the ball, but it won't get you anyone to throw it to.
One thing you can't pretend to be is funny.
Before you trade sandwiches, check between the bread.
If you want pancakes for breakfast, offer to help make them.
If you wait until you're really sure, you'll never take off the training wheels.
Don't expect a stranger to wipe your nose.
Believing in the Tooth Fairy is easier than trying to figure out how else the money gets under your pillow.
Nobody notices it when your zipper is up, but everyone notices when it's down.
Every time you swim out to the rock, it gets a little closer.
It doesn't count if your swing is going the highest if you're getting pushed.
If the horse you're drawing looks more like a dog, make it a dog.
Even babies like to grab for things just beyond their reach.
The path you're on looks different when you turn around.
Whiners usually play alone.
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