- "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." — Lao Tzu
- "Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work." — Mark Twain
- "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." — William Shakespeare
Students under the advisory of Upper School history teacher Dr. Zachary Dresser (shown in their group lunch above) chose to take a closer look at Lao Tzu's quote, "I introduced them to the Daoist idea of life as a river, constantly changing despite the appearance of always being there. We then discussed the idea of being flexible in life, being comfortable with change and impermanence."