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“If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.”

ALEXANDER HAMILTON
BRITISH WRITER AND BROADCASTER
RISING ABOVE

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.”

VERNON SANDERS LAW
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PITCHER
HARD WORK

“It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

NOEL COWARD
PLAYWRIGHT, COMPOSER, ACTOR
HONESTY

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.”

JAMES MADISON
4TH U.S. PRESIDENT
ENCOURAGEMENT

“As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.”

MORRIE SCHWARTZ
PROFESSOR, SOCIOLOGIST
LEARNING

“No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage.”

ATHENÆUS
GREEK GRAMMARIAN, RHETORICIAN
COURAGE

“Be curious, not judgmental. ”

WALT WHITMAN
POET, HUMANIST
RESPECT

“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

DR. JOYCE BROTHERS (DIANE BAUER)
PSYCHOLOGIST, AUTHOR
LISTENING

“To me, sadness is great! Without it we could not appriciate true happiness.”

KAITLYN COX
APPRECIATION

“Equal laws protecting equal rights...the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.”

JAMES MADISON
4TH U.S. PRESIDENT
UNITY

“I'm through accepting limits 'cuz someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but 'til I try I'll never know. ~Lyrics from the song Defying Gravity, found in the musical Wicked”

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
MUSICAL THEATER LYRICIST AND COMPOSER
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“He is courageous who endures and fears the right thing, for the right motive, in the right way and at the right times.”

ARISTOTLE
PHILOSOPHER
COURAGE

“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself. ”

WALT WHITMAN
POET, HUMANIST
GIVING BACK

“Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.”

BLACK ELK [HEHAKA SAPA]
LAKOTA CHIEF
DETERMINATION

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.”

FRANK H. CRANE
WRITER
TRUST

“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
ENCOURAGEMENT

“Your life is an occasion; rise to it.”

MR. MAGORIUM
MR. MAGORIUM, AS PLAYED BY DUSTIN HOFFMAN IN \MR. MAGORIUM""""""""
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF
AMERICAN GENERAL
RIGHT CHOICES

“When your brook dries up and disappointment comes your way, you do not necessarily need to assume that you did something wrong. ”

BRYAN ROBLES
YOUTH MINISTER
COMPASSION

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. ”

TENZIN GYATSO
THE 14TH DALAI LAMA (B. 1935)
STEWARDSHIP

“Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in our own.”

ADAM LINDSAY [LIONEL GORDON] GORDON
POET
CLASS AND GRACE

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”

ROY CROFT
POET. EXERPT FROM LOVE
ENCOURAGEMENT

“When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
ENCOURAGEMENT

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

NAGUIB MAHFOUZ
WRITER
LEARNING

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: An amateur built the Ark--professionals built the Titanic.”

UNKNOWN
COURAGE

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.”

SAM WALTON
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“Stop thinking gratitude as a by product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.”

BRYAN ROBLES
YOUTH MINISTER
GRATITUDE

“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. ”

MARGARET THATCHER
FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF THE UK
PURPOSE

“Mere human beings can't afford to be fanatical about anything. Not even about justice or loyalty...If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.”

STORM [MARGARET STORM JAMESON]
NOVELIST, CRITIC
JUSTICE

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
ENCOURAGEMENT

“I never saw love as luck, as that gift from the gods which put everything else in place, and allowed you to succeed. No, I saw love as reward. One could find it only after one's virtue, or one's courage, or self-sacrifice, or generosity, or loss, has succeeded in stirring the power of creation.”

NORMAN MAILER
NOVELIST, JOURNALIST
LOVE