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“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”

ALBERT SCHWEITZER
PHILOSOPHER, PHYSICIAN, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER
GRATITUDE

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

ANONYMOUS
COURAGE

“The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.”

FRANÇOIS DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
WRITER, MORALIST
CONFIDENCE

“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. ”

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
EMPORER OF FRANCE
HOPE

“Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.”

OUIDA [MARIE LOUISE DE LA RAMÉE]
NOVELIST
HOPE

“Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.”

CAMERON CROWE
SCREENWRITER, FILM DIRECTOR (EXCERPT FROM THE FILM VANILLA SKY)
RIGHT CHOICES

“A leaf that is supposed to grow is full of wrinkles and creases before it develops; if one doesn't have the patience and wants the leaf to be as smooth as a willow leaf from the start, then there is a problem.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
HARD WORK

“We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”

MAXWELL MALTZ
AUTHOR
COURAGE

“We will either find a way, or make one.”

HANNIBAL
POLITICIAN, MILITARY COMMANDER
DETERMINATION

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.”

ZIG ZIGLAR
MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR, SPEAKER
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
34TH U.S. PRESIDENT
DETERMINATION

“Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.”

GEORGE BURTON ADAMS
EDUCATOR, HISTORIAN
ENCOURAGEMENT

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience”

E. E. CUMMINGS
POET, PLAYWRIGHT, PAINTER, ESSAYIST
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.”

JOE MANCHIN
GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA, U.S.
CARING

“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”

ALBERT SCHWEITZER
PHILOSOPHER, PHYSICIAN, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER
HELPING OTHERS

“If one is estranged from oneself, then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.”

ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH
AVIATOR, AUTHOR
CONFIDENCE

“I guess I can’t really change the past since it’s now history and I certainly cannot change tomorrow, for I am not promised it, but I can change the way I live today. This realization in itself is the root of not only who I want to be tomorrow, but who I am working on being today. Never again do I want to fail anything without an attempt; I want push myself to my fullest potential, and if that means that I fall a few times along the way then so be it, but I will no longer allow myself to just give up. I deserve better, and it is time that I start believing that. ”

NADIA KELIFA
INSPIRATION

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. ”

THOMAS PAINE
SCHOLAR, INTELLECTUAL, WRITER
PERSEVERANCE

“I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.”

MARIO CUOMO
GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, U.S.
HARD WORK

“Tolerance should really be only a temporary attitude; it must lead to recognition.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
RESPECT

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

NELSON MANDELA
FORMER PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
CLASS AND GRACE

“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

WALTER REUTHER
LABOR UNION LEADER
HELPING OTHERS

“He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.”

CONFUCIUS
PHILOSOPHER
GENEROSITY

“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”

ABIGAIL ADAMS
U.S. FIRST LADY (1797-1801)
PATIENCE

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

MARIE CURIE
CHEMIST, PHYSICIST, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
CONFIDENCE

“If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
RISING ABOVE

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.”

WILLAM F. SCOLAVINO
ACHIEVEMENT

“The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.”

OVID
ROMAN POET
ENCOURAGEMENT

“As my mother says, “You give back, you don’t give up.” You can always choose to help others. If you do, it will change you.”

SUSAN FORD
AUTHOR, PHOTOJOURNALIST
HELPING OTHERS

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.”

CHARLES SWINDOLL
FOUNDER OF INSIGHT FOR LIVING
INSPIRATION

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.”

H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.
WRITER
PERSEVERANCE