Quotations from ‘Prof Dom’ and Others
“Suffolk University’s diverse international student body travels from parts known and unknown to study in Boston.
Every student carries a lexicon (a full dictionary) of inner knowledge, held within their breasted hearts. Only a single word is needed to unlock those valuable life lessons held within... What’s the word?Hello!”
“Creativity manifesto: Take a walkabout and think... don’t sit around worrying!”
“Learn from your experiences to get to your next level!”
“Just play the game you love and things will work out fine!”
“The one thing you always have direct control of is your...Mind!”
“88% of business is marketing... the rest... aah that’s just systems!”
“88% of your success is just showing up!”
“Here’s one extraordinary pathway to Peace ...infuse beauty and utility into your everyday objects and activities...why?... because when you unite earthly form with heavenly function...you become a WOPP - World of Peace Practitioner!”
“I challenge every student to become their very best self everyday!”
“Hey Prof Dom...This is a Boujiee Idea!”.., direct quote Hannah Shinn CI 114 SP 19
“Education is not filling a bucket but lightning a fire.” - Chinese fortune cookie
“Happiness revolves around the Chinese concept of Te (virtue)... you must lead a virtuous life!”
“What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.” Muhammad Ali
“If you can imagine it in your mind’s eye ... you can manifest it in your life!”
“The land is only as good as it’s leaders.”
“A true father is one you look up to... no matter how tall you get!”
“A great man or woman never ignores the simplicity of a child.”
“Always take the top road in life...Why?
The View is much better!
It will Elevate your mood!
It Leads to a successful career path!”
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” - Lao Tzu
“I’m carrying your love with me...that’s why I’m moving at godspeed!”
“You can reach for the stars through the process of solving challenges.”
“I may not have reached my summit yet... but today I’m one day closer!”
“Inspire your heart through art, books, music, lectures and galleries... then go out and create your own masterpiece!”
(for Alexander Charles Kalil)
“Most people say live and learn..I say live to learn!”
“Inspiration means never walking away with your tail between your legs!”
“Innovation is found within a distant realm in your mind’s eye, beyond your current reason, because it begins with imagining and creating a future reality; the self that you might become!”
Prof Dom... “Hey Kareem are you here to learn or here just to have fun?”
Kareem Ghazzawi CI 116 SP19...
“A little of both Prof.”
Prof Dom... “Fair enough! Then party like a lifelong learner.”
“Meditate on a journey from good to great...you can travel far in your mind!”
Mr. Mario Andretti why does your race car have a rear view mirror that has been removed?... “Because what’s behind me doesn’t matter!”
“The rest of your life begins with your next step... time to move forward!”
“Creative Thinking is consistently and significantly higher for people who walk rather than sit... so take a short 8 minute stroll from Good to Great!”
“A great Italian restauranteur named DiPasquale once asked me...Do you eat to live or live to eat?
My immediate response was ‘prendi tutti of course I live to eat!’ ... his reply was ...buon appetitto! mangia abbondanza! send over another plate of pasta marinara!”
“No Deal! ... is always better than a bad deal.” - Donald J. Trump
“Dance as though nobody is watching,
Love as though you’ve never been hurt,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though Heaven is found on Earth!”
⁃The Peaceful Parable
“When you elevate your thinking, you elevate your life and the lives of those around you!”
“Begin difficult things while they are easy.
Do great things when they are small.
The difficult things of the world
Must once have been easy;
The great things
Must once have been small...
A journey of a thousand miles
Begins with one step.” - Lao Tzu
“Our system saves you allot of time,
time is money and money...is money!” - Wenxuan ‘Kevin’ Zhao CI 114 SP19
“The greatest minds move,
motion drives Creativity & Innovation,
go out and get your MBWA...
Masters By Walking Around!”
“The Creative Process requires: time, workspace, communication channels and access to audiences.”
“Here’s how to practice your auspicious feng shui lifestyle... first sow the seeds of kindness and affection towards others... then you will be rewarded with the blessings of success!”
“Luck doesn’t give a damn about what you’ve done before nor what you think should happen to you in the future.
If you want to improve your luck...learn something new everyday...start by saying hello!”
“Strive for excellence... a wise man told me to always be where your feet are!
...In other words be in the moment!”
“The 6 most important rocks in your life are: first: precious time spent with loved ones and friends, second: your body mind and spiritual health, third: your innermost dreams and aspirations, fourth a worthy cause, fifth: respect for elders and sixth: a heart that yearns to learn and listen.”
“Mankind is not only judged by the quality of work completed but also the content of his/her character...always display proper character!” (for Christian Frank Kalil)
"The opposite of excellence is .. that’s good enough!”
“Mind over matters: if you say it can’t be done... you won’t.... if you say it can be done... you will!” (for Felicia Ann Grace Kalil)
“An army of 1,000 is easy to find... but aah...how difficult to find one general.” - Ancient Chinese Proverb
“In martial arts billiards...you only get one shot... then I get to run the table on you!”
“Become a WOPP - a dragon mounting wind, riding a cloud soaring through the heavens - a World Of Peace Practitioner!”
“Catch on fire with creativity, innovative ideas and enthusiasm... and people will come from miles away to watch you burn!”
“A self-actualizer is someone who is always in the moment... not feeling like they should be elsewhere, doing something else or being someone else... practice deep ch’i breathing at 8am and 8pm everyday... stay in the moment!” (for Madelyn Wilson-Shattuck CI 116 SP19)
Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree
grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet.
⁃Tao Te Ching
“Dream a little dream for you and for me too!” (for Paula Christine Kalil)
“Critical Thinking is the first one of 8 building blocks required to become an entrepreneurial genius!” (for Bruce ‘Sterling’ Benkhart II)
“Creativity means having belief both in the current moment and in the discoveries found within future moments yet to come.”
A leader is...
⁃best when people barely know he exists
⁃not so good when people obey and acclaim him
⁃worse when they despise him
Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you.
But of a good leader who talks little... when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, the people will say... “We did this ourselves.” - Lao Tzu
“Continually strive to become a lifelong learner... remember... a cup is always most useful when it’s empty... full it up... then refresh it once again!”
“Fill your cup with water... the water takes on the shape and becomes the cup...be like water!”... Bruce Lee - martial arts sensei
“One of the wisest things you can do is purchase a book on personal image, select your clothing, grooming, makeup and accessories so that you make a confident appearance as a H.I.T.T. - man or woman of Honesty, Integrity, Trustworthiness and Truthfulness!”
“Thinking inside or outside the box are both the same... just innovate!” (for Nicolas Acevedo)
“Why not take the best (last) bite first?”
“If it isn’t Italian it isn’t pesto!”
“Meatballs and pignoli nuts go together like man and woman...you should never separate the two!”
“A good man or woman is made to love...not just to hold...never hold anyone back!”
“I never met a wine I didn’t like!” (for Grace Matteo Russo)
“You must learn, feel, change, grow, love, live... in order to reach your highest self!”
“You gotta have H.I.T.T. Honesty Integrity Truthfulness & Trustworthiness to become a big hitter!” (for Meredith Leigh Kalil)
“Self-Enrichment is the Art of having fun, making friends and learning a new craft all accomplished while building solid interpersonal skills!”
“Leadership - ‘nuff said!”
“Never ever leave a teammate stranded... why?... because then it’s on you!”
“Have just enough altitude to not let someone else’s attitude bother you.”
“In my opinion, self-knowledge, self-esteem and honest self-expression are absolutely critical in fulfilling one’s potential as a self-actualized person.”
“Lifelong learning is the core within the personal growth process!”
“It takes a full lifetime to know yourself... so why not live it to your fullest!”
“When in doubt...Go Deep!”
“Remember to commit at least one random act of kindness everyday.”
“Always take the top road in life...why?... because the view is much better!”
“She’s cute enough to stop your heart from beatin’ (or alternatively: he’s stylish enough)...yet skilled enough to restart it too!”
“Our One World of Peace Movement . org creating a pathway to excellence in life through our universal language...Artistry!”
“When I think of Our Earth Orb...
I understand the eternal majestic treasure found within Our One World.” (Creation)
It cannot be embraced nor ignored
cannot be enhanced nor harmed
cannot be treasured nor despised,
for it is...The Treasure of all beneath heaven........Creation.”
“That shirt looks great on you...isn’t a true compliment at all.. it should be... you look great in that shirt!”
“The opposite of excellence is ...that’s good enough... never be just good enough!”