These impromptu topics are meant to be as close as possible to the kinds of topics you will get in NCFCA competition
"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it."
"That which grows slowly endures."
"Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours."
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think."
"Most of life is so dull that there is nothing to be said about it."
"What consumes your mind controls your life."
"Strive for greatness."
"Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."
"Friendship has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival."
"The worst surroundings in the world can be tolerated if the people in them are interesting and kind."
“I can live for two months on a good compliment.”
“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.”
“If you truly believe in what you create, the possibilities are boundless.”
“I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
“You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.”
“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
“You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”
“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.”
“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”
“Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”
“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”
“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”’
“We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.”
“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”
“First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.”
“It isn’t manly to be enraged.”
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
“The superior man is modest in speech but exceeds in his actions.”
“The man who moves a mountain must start by moving small stones”
“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings”
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”
“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
“For this is what makes us evil--that none of us looks back upon our own lives.”
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
“Your principles can’t be extinguished unless you snuff out the thoughts that feed them.”
“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”
“When you expect the world to end at any moment, you know there is no need to hurry.”
“The least of learning is done in the classrooms.”
“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
“Often what weighs you down isn’t yours to carry”
“Experience is the name many people give their past mistakes”
What is your response to failure?
Topics for Juniors!
What is something you have done that you are proud of?