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“Like a lump of clay in the hands of the creator, we are forever being molded by life's experiences.”

FEYISARA ALADESE
LEARNING

“Treat everyone you meet as though they are the most important person you'll meet today.”

ROGER DAWSON
RESPECT

“Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but improves its chances.”

B. J. GUPTA
HARD WORK

“Athletes must dig down deep in the heat of competition to win; people must dig down deep in the game of life to succeed. The deeper we dig, the higher we soar. ”

KIRBY MAUS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT DIG DOWN DEEP
DETERMINATION

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”

EPICTETUS
STOIC PHILOSOPHER
GRATITUDE

“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity...to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.”

PAUL MCCARTNEY
SINGER, SONGWRITER
UNITY

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

ROBERT F. KENNEDY
64TH US ATTORNEY GENERAL
MOTIVATION

“Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.”

EDWARD DE BONO
PSYCHOLOGIST, PHYSICIAN
VISION

“True success is when those who know you the best, love you the most.”

JOHN MAXWELL
SPEAKER, AUTHOR
LOVE

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.”

BUDDHA
GRATITUDE

“An honest man's word is as good as his bond.”

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
NOVELIST, POET
HONESTY

“The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.”

ROLLO MAY
EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOLOGIST
COMMITMENT

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
HOPE

“The World is full of such wondrous things; we should all be as happy as kings.”

ANONYMOUS
GRATITUDE

“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