150 Pearls of Wisdom

During the year Charterhouse’s academic scholars will be sharing adages and words of advice through our Instagram @charterhousesch. The first pearls are provided by John Wesley OC (founder of the Methodist Church) and Laura (Second Year Specialist in Fletcherites):

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.John Wesley OC

Look after yourself; you can’t pour from an empty cup.Laura, Second Year Specialist

The art of music above all the other arts is the expression of the soul of a nation.Ralph vaughan williams ocThe object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.William Beverigde ocLife is what happens while you're busy making other plans.John Lennon

Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.jerome k. jerome

Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.Simon SinekFor those who fight for it, life has a flavour that the sheltered will never know.unknown solider, irelandDo one thing! Life is overwhelming and the list of things to do is endless, so do just one thing that is good for you, or stop one thing that isn't. One thing to make a difference today this week and so on... M Jolly, Director of Wellbeing at Charterhouse

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.Proverbs 22:3

Leadership is not about being the loudest in the room, but instead being the bridge, or the one thing that is missing in the discussion, and trying to build a consensus from there.jacinda ardern

Our end is Life, Put out to sea.louis macniece

What you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards the others. mark twain (taken from the adventures of huckleberry Finn)Help will always be given at Hogwarts, to those who ask for it.Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

I look back on tremendous efforts and exhaustion and dismal looking out of a tent door on to a dismal world of snow and vanishing hopes and yet, and yet, and yet there have been a good many things to see the other side.George Mallory

Speak from the heart, and people will listen.Holocaust survivor

At some point, everything's gonna go south on you, and you're going to say: "This is it. This is how I end." Now, you can either accept that, or you can get to work. That's all it is. You just begin. You do the math. You solve one problem and you solve the next one, and then the next. And If you solve enough problems, you get to come home.Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, The Martian, 2015If you choose to be grateful for what you have, you'll never not have enough.Ian, pupil

Don’t just exist.Gandys, a travel inspired clothing brandSo Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked towards the sun, and walked into the sky.Philip Pullman (taken from The Golden Compass)

Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.Alan Alda

Ever tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.Samuel BeckettTo live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar WildeEveryone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always. Robin williamsHave a fixed place for everything and see that you keep it there.unknown