Here is a short video on the fate of Bruce Ismay. It ties in very nicely with Mahon’s poem ‘After the Titanic’, which some of you are currently revising for your mock exams.
Friendship week is well underway and so here are some famous quotations that may be of interest to our students:
‘Kind words will unlock an iron door.’
‘They may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel.’
Carl W. Buechner
‘How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.’
‘You have not lived a perfect day unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.’
‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’
‘You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know when it will be too late.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘A person’s true wealth is in the good he or she does in the world.’
‘My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.’
‘What wisdom can you find that is greater than happiness?’
Jean Jacques Rousseau
‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?’
Martin Luther King, Jr.
‘Be kind to those you meet as you rise; you may pass them again as you fall.’
‘Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.’
‘When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.’
‘Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.’
‘Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.’
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’