- Theodore Roosevelt

Although the world is full of suffering it is full also of the overcoming of it. – Author Unknown

There are only two ways to live your life. – William Blake

These are just a few yearbook quotes from parents which can be included in a graduation yearbook. – Helen Keller. Smile because it happened. Nobody gets out alive anyway. – Plato

You tried your best and you failed miserably. It also holds pitfalls. – Peter McWilliams

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges. – Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t cry because it’s over. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. Eliot

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success. – Woody Allen

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. – Jack Handey

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman. – Elisabeth Foley

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. However, parents can even make their own quotes for the children’s yearbooks, wishing them success in life.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make, is that they can grow separately without growing apart. If you do, you will never cease to grow. A yearbook is an annual record made by students or parents, which comprises all memories, notable events, funny yearbook quotes, and experiences. E. I am the master of my fate. – Anonymous

Funny Yearbook Quotes

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. One is as though nothing is a miracle. – Bob Dylan

One of the most precious moments in the lives of students are the graduation years, and to make them special, a yearbook does a lot. – Doug Floyd

Improvement makes straight roads, but crooked roads, without improvements, are roads of genius. The other is as though everything is a miracle. The lesson is ‘never try’. – Homer Simpson

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. – Henry David Thoreau

No matter what you do, no matter how stupid, dumb or damaging you judge it to be, there is a lesson to be learned from it. – Louisa May Alcott

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

Yearbook Quotes for Seniors

Life is my college. We used to write essays like: ‘What I’m going to be if I grow up. – Dr. – Einstein

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. – William Ernest Henley

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. No matter what happens to you, no matter how unfair, inequitable or wrong, there’s something you can take from the situation and use for your advancement. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper that did his job well.’ – Martin Luther King Jr.

If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you. – Anonymous

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. – Ambrose Bierce

Never take life seriously. – E. Cummings

I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it. Seuss

School’s out; Memories past; Don’t ever doubt; Our friendship will last. S. Yearbook quotes from parents are beautiful sayings that convey what parents feel for their children. – William Butler Yeats

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder. – Anthony J. May I graduate well, and earn some honors. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock. – T. – Lenny Bruce

It is clear the future holds great opportunities. I am the captain of my soul. Live the life you have imagined. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Develop a passion for learning. – Maryon Pearson

I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. – Louis Hector Berlioz

Education, n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. – Robert Orben

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. D’Angelo

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad

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Good horse racing books and eBooks about horse racing handicapping teach you how to take that information and use it to find good priced winners.  You still have to figure out how to do that, however.  No book is going to automatically make you a winner.  It would be nice if they could, but then again, every person who read a book would be a winner and soon there would be no losers.  That wouldn’t work.

The old saying, knowledge is power is certainly true and no where is it more obvious than at the race track.  Trying to handicap horse races and make money off your bets is difficult enough, but imagine trying it without good information?  So maybe it isn’t just knowledge that is power, but information is also power, in fact, the best way to say it might be that information converted into knowledge is power.

So the key to success betting horses is to read some good books by authors who are known for their expertise and then to use the information they recommend.  Several top authors come to mind whenever you talk about handicapping.  Their books sell well so you would think that the people who read them would be winning, but that isn’t always the case, because, like I said, it depends upon how you use their information.

Without a source of past performances or other handicapping material, all the knowledge of horse racing in the world won’t do you any good.  On the other hand, if you have good past performances and speed sheets and a ton of information, it won’t do you any good unless you know how to use that information.

My advice is to read as many of those books as you can and at the end of each book, write down what you think the key points were that the author tried to make.  It may all wind up just being about 5 sentences, believe it or not.  But those 5 key points added to the points from the next book you read and then the next will begin to be a handicapping method of your own.  While no single author can make you profitable, putting the top writers together and boiling it all down to a method you can understand and stick with, will certainly put you on the right track.

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“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said. In our extended interview, Seba explained that there are 4-5 oddsmakers assigned to make lines for each of the major sports (pro & college football and basketball; MLB, NHL, boxing, golf). This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”

Power ratings are the oddsmaker’s value of each team and are used as a guide to calculate a “preliminary” pointspread on an upcoming game. Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years.

A round-table discussion among the 4-5 oddsmakers involved in making the line for each sport is then conducted and a consensus line is decided upon by the Odds Director before it is released to the sportsbooks. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays. Stated another way, they want to create a line that half the people find appealing to bet one way while the other half find it appealing to bet the other way (known as ‘dividing the action’).

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The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action.

Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game

“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said.

Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines. Obviously, if the line comes out a week ahead of the event (which is the case in football), there is much that could happen during the week leading up to the event that could affect the line. Also, adjustments are made after reading each team’s local newspapers to get a sense of what the coaches & players are thinking going into the game. Reasons for such adjustments include:

Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather.

Oddsmakers at LVSC are professional sports junkies who love what they do and would probably do it for nothing if you asked them, but they do get paid for it. By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game. Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations.

The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks. If an oddsmaker comes up with a preliminary line of USC -7, then an adjustment up to -7.5 or -8 would be made in response to the public’s expected USC bias. Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”

Moving the line is the oddsmaker’s effort to balance betting action, and often times such moves can have a major impact on a bettor’s decision. For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC. Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades.

Why the Line Changes

Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.”

There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by. . Of the 4-5 oddsmakers, generally the 2 most respected opinions are weighed more heavily by the Odds Director before he decides on the final line.

Individual books having players who consistently bet with certain tendencies (such as an extreme bias toward favorites or toward a certain popular team like USC)

Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account.

For example, if the pointspread on a game is 7 and most of the money is coming in on the underdog (taking the +7), sportsbooks will then move the number down to 6 ½ to try and attract money on the favorite. “We’re not trying to pick the team that covers the spread, we’re trying to make it a coin flip, a tough decision (for the bettor).

Divided action means the sportsbook is guaranteed a profit on the game because of the fee charged to the bettor (called juice or vig – typically $11 bet to win $10). Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach. By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error.

Once the opening line is released by LVSC, the individual sportsbooks decide if they want to make any adjustments before offering it to the public.

How the Opening Line Is Made

What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?

“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action.

Once a game’s power rating based pointspread is determined, the oddsmaker will make adjustments to that line after considering each team’s most recent games played and previous games played against that opponent. Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process.

The last step in the line-making process for each oddsmaker is taking one final look to determine whether or not the line “feels right.” This is where common sense and past experience with how games are bet enters into the picture. In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action. That is not the case at all – their intent is NOT to evenly split the ATS result between the teams; rather, their goal is to attract equal betting action on both sides

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