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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
APPRECIATION

“As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.”

PLATO
CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHER, MATHEMATICIAN
UNITY

“Devotion, when it does not lie under the check of reason, is apt to degenerate into enthusiasm.”

JOSEPH ADDISON
ENGLISH ESSAYIST, POET, PLAYWRIGHT AND POLITICIAN.
DEVOTION

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”

LEONARDO DA VINCI
ARTIST, INVENTOR, SCIENTIST
DETERMINATION

“I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.”

SAMUEL GOLDWYN
U.S. FILM PRODUCER
LOYALTY

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”

JACQUES MARITAIN
PHILOSOPHER
GRATITUDE

“Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.”

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

“Excellence can be achieved if you . . . risk more than others think is safe, love more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible. ”

ANONYMOUS
EXCELLENCE

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

TENNEVA JORDAN
SHARING

“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.”

JOSEPH ADDISON
ENGLISH ESSAYIST, POET, PLAYWRIGHT AND POLITICIAN.
FORGIVENESS

“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”

BALTASAR GRACIAN
AUTHOR
COURAGE

“The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.”

EDWIN MARKHAM
POET
UNITY

“I will put honesty before the risk of humiliation.”

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

“He who forgives ends the quarrel.”

ANONYMOUS
FORGIVENESS

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”

JAMES M. BARRIE
NOVELIST, DRAMATIST
SHARING

“The great essentials for happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.”

JOSEPH ADDISON
ENGLISH ESSAYIST, POET, PLAYWRIGHT AND POLITICIAN.
HOPE

“To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.”

ABBIE M. DALE
RESPONSIBILITY

“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.”

HORACE GREELEY
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
CHARACTER

“Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”

WILLARD MARRIOTT
BUSINESSMAN, ENTREPRENEUR, FOUNDER OF MARRIOTT HOTELS
DEDICATION

“Tomorrow is not a promise, but a chance.”

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

“Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.”

AUSONUIS
ROMAN POET
FORGIVENESS

“The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. ”

ALEXANDER POPE
POET, CRITIC, TRANSLATOR
SOUL

“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”

NORMAN B. RICE
FORMER MAYOR OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
CARING

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”

JOSEPH ADDISON
ENGLISH ESSAYIST, POET, PLAYWRIGHT AND POLITICIAN.
PREPARATION

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”

ANTHONY J. D'ANGELO
FOUNDER OF THE COLLEGIATE EMPOWERMENT COMPANY
CARING

“It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.”

GRAHAM GREENE
NOVELIST, PLAYWRIGHT, CRITIC
TRUST

“Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.”

GEORGE C. MARSHALL
U.S. ARMY GENERAL
HOPE

“Trust and honesty is an investment you put in people.”

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

“Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.”

EURIPIDES
GREEK TRAGEDIAN
FORGIVENESS

“Life is the soul's nursery.”

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
NOVELIST
SOUL