"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Aristotle
"The only way to find the limit of the possible is by going beyond them in to impossible."
Arthur C . Clarke
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Henry Ford
"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs, Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
Dale Carnegie
"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident they came by work."
Thomas Edison
"To finish first, you must first finish"
Sam Walton
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
Elbert Hubbard
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
Dale Carnegie
"I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
Margaret Thatcher
"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life."
Charles Schwab
"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!"
Earl Nightingale
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
H. L. Hunt
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
John Ruskin
"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great."
Fernando Flores
"It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up."
Babe Ruth
"Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen."
Dave Weinbaum
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Winston Churchill
"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Aristotle
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
Thomas Jefferson
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
Yogi Berra
"The more I want to get something done the less I call it work."
Richard Bach
"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition."
Sir William Osler
"The common denominator for success is work."
John D. Rockefeller
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"Life is about creating new opportunities, not waiting for them to come to you."
Salma Hayek
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
Michael Jordan
"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you."
Althea Gibson
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Chinese Proverb
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."
Jimmie Johnson
"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."
Joe Paterno
"Ingenuity plus courage plus work equals miracles."
Bob Richards
"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
Richard L. Evans
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersie
"I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given."
Michael J. Fox
"There are no office hours for champions."
Paul Dietzel
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure."
W.J. Slim
"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom."
Merry Browne
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent Van Gogh
"Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you."
Frank Tyger
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
Anonymous
"Winning doesn't always mean being first."
Bonnie Lair
"It's always too early to quit."
Norman Vincent Peale
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
John Wooden
"I choose to focus on not what has happened but what we can do."
Ellen Pompeo
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington
"Courage faces fear and thereby masters it"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"He who dares nothing need hope for nothing."
Anonymous
"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can."
Henry Drummond
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself."
Soren Kierkegaard
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill
"Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers."
Anonymous
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
Ambrose Redmoon
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."
Keshavan Nair
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent."
Anonymous
"We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face."
Anonymous
"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
John Wooden
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
Dale Carnegie
"There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul."
Anonymous
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt



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Congressional Liaisons

Welcome to the Greystone website!  Congratulations!  You have discovered the only university-level academy preparatory school developed specifically for young men and women who are not willing to give up on their dream of attending one of the five Federal Service Academies.  Should you have candidates who did not earn their academy appointment and are interested in pursuing their appointment again, Greystone is certainly a unique option worthy of their consideration.

Greystone is currently approved by the Naval Academy Foundation, the West Point Preparatory Scholars Program and the Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation for their sponsored candidates.  Greystone also accepts candidates who are not sponsored – free agents.  As a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3), Greystone also accepts all candidates regardless of their gender or diversity status.  So long as an academy candidate meets the Schreiner University admission criteria and is willing to provide Greystone with a 110% effort 100% of the time, they are welcome into the program.

Greystone Preparatory School is unique in this country for a few reasons: we are the only academy prep school offering candidates a university-level academic experience where they will earn up to 38 fully transferable college credits.  Through our affiliation with Schreiner University, Greystone students are full-time Schreiner University students.  Greystone students live in their own dormitory on campus, however, they interact with Schreiner students in their classes, during meals in the Schreiner Diner and on the athletic fields during intramurals.  As Schreiner students, they receive a full “college” experience having access to all facilities and activities available to the campus community.  Greystone students essentially complete their freshmen year of study – a significant safety net should they not earn their academy appointment!

Greystone is unique because the entire program was developed by academy faculty, staff and alumni for the sole purpose of raising the preparatory school experience to a higher level that would better meet the expectations of the academies.  As scholars, athletes and leaders, Greystone students experience a higher level of challenge so they may transition from their prep school experience laterally into their academy experience.  They will have mastered their academic courses – all of which are in sync with academy first-year courses.  They will be in their best shape ever physically – ready to excel throughout their first-year summer training.  They will have a complete understanding of the academy honor codes and concepts because they will have written and lived by a code while at Greystone – a code that they wrote themselves as part of their Character Development Course.  They have a solid appreciation for what the academy expects of them conduct-wise because they will have lived by their own Standards of Conduct while they were Greystone students. 

As an Academy Liaison you may provide the attached Greystone information to candidates from your state or your congressional district as a service to your constituents.  In addition to the information, Greystone also welcomes candidates and their parents to participate in any and all Greystone events and activities listed on our calendar.  It is our hope that these special young men and women be afforded the opportunity to determine for themselves their best course should they choose to reapply to the academies.  Our intent is to inform, the decision is completely up to your constituents.

As an Academy Liaison, Greystone is open should you choose to visit.  Visits can be scheduled through the Greystone office by call 830-896-6530 or by sending an email to the Greystone Administrative Director at bvest@greystoneprepschool.org.