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“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

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

MARIE CURIE
CHEMIST, PHYSICIST, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
LEARNING

“What does not kill me makes me stronger.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
STRENGTH

“I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.”

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
NOVELIST
FRIENDSHIP

“I will not be labeled as average.”

RACHEL JOY SCOTT
STUDENT, FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

BUDDHA
ENCOURAGEMENT

“When we share - that is poetry in the prose of life.”

SIGMUND FREUD
FOUNDER OF PSYCHOANALYTIC SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
SHARING

“If Virtue and Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security.”

SAMUEL ADAMS
CHIEF MASSACHUSETTS LEADER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
SHARING

“Laughing together heartily at the same thing forms an instant bond.”

LIZ CURTIS HIGGS
AUTHOR
LAUGHTER

“We can most safely achieve truly universal tolerance when we respect that which is characteristic in the individual and in nations, clinging, though, to the conviction that the truly meritorious is unique by belonging to all of mankind.”

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
PHILOSOPHER, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR
UNITY

“How many of us have enough trust, strength, and faith to believe that we could do the impossible?”

RACHEL JOY SCOTT
STUDENT, FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.”

KORAN
EXCELLENCE

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow. ”

SWEDISH PROVERB
SHARING

“A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.”

MICHAEL GARRETT MARINO
LEARNING

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

RACHEL JOY SCOTT
STUDENT, FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
COMPASSION

“An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen, but greatens, his life.”

STEPHEN S. WISE
REFORM RABBI, ZIONIST LEADER
SHARING