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.
If you keep missing, get closer to the basket.
It feels a lot colder when you're shoveling snow than when you're building a snow fort.
It's easier to knock on a door that's not shut all the way.
It's easier to see the mistake on someone else's paper.
It's easier to throw sticks on the campfire than to try to restart it when it goes out.
It's more fun to color outside the lines.
Nobody can pedal the bike for you.
If you want to zoom down the expert slope tomorrow, you have to fall down the bunny slope today.
Getting lost teaches you how to read a map.
As soon as you understand 2 x 4 you can't believe there was a time when you didn't understand it.
A tiny hole can empty a great big bucket.
You don't get to decide your part in the school play, but you do get to decide whether or not you play it well.
Don't expect a stranger to wipe your nose.
It doesn't count if your swing is going the highest if you're getting pushed.
One thing you can't pretend to be is funny.
Hitting the kid with the ball might get you the ball, but it won't get you anyone to throw it to.
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.
Every time you swim out to the rock, it gets a little closer.
Nobody notices it when your zipper is up, but everyone notices when it's down.
If you want to see a shooting star, you might have to spend a lot of nights looking up.
Believing in the Tooth Fairy is easier than trying to figure out how else the money gets under your pillow.
Before you trade sandwiches, check between the bread.
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