Boy Meets World

9 Life Lessons from Mr. Feeny and Mr. Matthews

By Jonathan McMullen

We all have memories of the sage advice that we were imparted to help us get through the adventure that is life, and one of the first things that comes to mind for us are the lessons from Boy Meets World’s legendary teacher, Mr. Feeny. It seemed almost every episode, Mr Feeny had a profound lesson to help Cory, Topanga, Eric, and Shawn navigate life’s trials. These days—on Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World—Cory Matthews has become a teacher, guiding students with lessons of his own. So we gathered some of our favorite life lessons from Mr. Feeny and Mr. Matthews.

Mr. Feeny and Cory Matthews - Boy Meets World

Mr. Feeny:

  • “Friendship is a real gift. It’s given with no expectations, and no gratitude is needed between real friends.”
  • “If you let people’s perception of you dictate your behavior, you will never grow as a person.”
  • “To me, a real hero is someone who does the right thing when the right thing is not the easy thing to do.”
  • “Sometimes a sure thing is not the best thing.”
  • “Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.”

Riley and Cory Matthews - Girl Meets World

Mr. Matthews:

  • “The friends we choose can have the most profound influence on our entire lives, one way or the other.”
  • “People change people. No matter what I teach you in here, learning from the people you care about is more important than the words on any page.”
  • “History shows us bad things happen when you don’t know who you are.”
  • “You know what the funny thing is about history, Miss Evans? It repeats. I mean ‘do good’. That will always be my lesson plan.”