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“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them. ”

JOSHUA LOTH LEIBMAN
RABBI, AUTHOR
UNITY

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
NOVELIST
LIVE LIFE

“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.”

CHARLES DE GAULLE
1ST FRENCH PRESIDENT (FIFTH REPUBLIC)
CHARACTER

“In caring I experience the other as having potentialities and the need to grow. In helping the other grow I do not impose my own direction; rather, I allow the direction of the other's growth to guide what I do, to help determine how I am to respond.”

MILTON MAYEROFF
CARING

“Much effort, much prosperity.”

EURIPIDES
GREEK TRAGEDIAN
HARD WORK

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. ”

ALBERT EINSTEIN
THEORETICAL PHYSICIST, PHILOSOPHER, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
UNITY

“We may go to the moon, but that's not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us. ”

CHARLES DE GAULLE
1ST FRENCH PRESIDENT (FIFTH REPUBLIC)
LEARNING

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”

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

“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.”

ANNE MCCAFFREY
NOVELIST
COMPASSION

“I will follow thee To the last gasp with truth and loyalty.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
LOYALTY

“Success is dependent on effort.”

SOPHOCLES
GREEK TRAGEDIAN
HARD WORK

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.”

VOLTAIRE
PHILOSOPHER, ESSAYIST
RESPECT

“I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon — if I can. I seek opportunity — not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.”

DEAN ALFANGE
PROFESSOR
LIVE LIFE

“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

ETIENNE DE GRELLET
QUAKER MISSIONARY
COURTESY

“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... Regardless of what they say.”

BARBARA MCCLINTOCK
GENETIC BOTANIST, NOBEL WINNER
CONFIDENCE

“Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
MOTIVATION

“If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.”

MICHELANGELO
SCULPTOR, PAINTER, ARCHITECT
HARD WORK

“We owe each other truth and courtesy - though truth is sometimes a real constraint and courtesy inconvenient.”

MAX DE PREE
AUTHOR, FORMER CEO OF HERMAN MILLER, INC.
COURTESY

“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.”

CLAUDE MCDONALD
UNITY

“Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
MOTIVATION

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

ARISTOTLE
PHILOSOPHER
HARD WORK

“Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.”

BRYANT H. MCGILL
AUTHOR, POET, BROADCASTER
COURTESY

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

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
OPTIMISM

“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”

HORACE
ROMAN LYRIC POET
HARD WORK

“You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front. You can gain more friends by building people up than you can by tearing them down. And you can gain more friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something kind for someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger. What a difference one person can make!”

SASHA AZEVEDO
ENTERTAINER
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”

JAMES ALLEN
WRITER
HARD WORK

“Making money doesn't oblige people to forfeit their honor or their conscience.”

BARON GUY DE ROTHSCHILD
FRENCH BANKER, BUSINESSMAN
INTEGRITY

“The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
OPTIMISM

“As surely as the acorn becomes the oak tree, the images in your mind become your reality.”

UNKNOWN
HARD WORK

“The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.”

ELIZABETH GILBERT
AUTHOR
TRUST