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“The one thing that matters is the effort.”

ANTOINE DE SAINTE-EXUPERY
(1900-1944); AVIATOR, WRITER
HARD WORK

“Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.”

JOHN HAROLD
POET
TRUST

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”

MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
EDUCATOR, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER
SOUL

“See first that the design is wise and just; that ascertained, pursue it resolutely.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
RIGHT CHOICES

“A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. ”

BARBARA STREISAND
SINGER, FILM AND THEATER ACTRESS
TRUST

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ”

J.R.R. TOLKIEN
WRITER, POET, PHILOLOGIST, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR
SOUL

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL
PHILOSOPHER, POET, CRITIC
GRATITUDE

“There is no hope of joy except in human relations.”

ANTOINE DE SAINTE-EXUPERY
(1900-1944); AVIATOR, WRITER
HOPE

“There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.”

SYDNEY HARRIS
AMERICAN NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
FORGIVENESS

“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.”

MARSHALL MCLUHAN
SCHOLAR, PHILOSOPHER, THEORIST
LEARNING

“So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet a union in partition.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
UNITY

“I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.”

VOLTAIRE
PHILOSOPHER, ESSAYIST
HELPING OTHERS

“There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.”

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL
PHILOSOPHER, POET, CRITIC
HUMILITY

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

ANTOINE DE SAINTE-EXUPERY
(1900-1944); AVIATOR, WRITER
LOVE

“The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.”

CORRA HARRIS
AUTHOR, WRITER
COURAGE

“The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
HONESTY

“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.”

ARISTOTLE
PHILOSOPHER
HELPING OTHERS

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.”

ERNESTINE ULMER
WRITER
LIVE LIFE

“Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.”

ERICH SELIGMANN FROMM
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST
GRATITUDE

“Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.”

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL
PHILOSOPHER, POET, CRITIC
LEADERSHIP

“To be a man is...to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.”

ANTOINE DE SAINTE-EXUPERY
(1900-1944); AVIATOR, WRITER
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
LIVE LIFE

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.”

VOLTAIRE
PHILOSOPHER, ESSAYIST
HELPING OTHERS

“To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.”

ANNE SOPHIE SWETCHINE
AUTHOR
LOVE

“I count life just a stuff, to try the soul's strength on.”

ROBERT BROWNING
POET, PLAYWRIGHT
LIVE LIFE

“When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen.”

J.B. MORGAN AND EWING WEBB
AUTHORS
FORESIGHT

“It is only with the heart that one sees rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

ANTOINE DE SAINTE-EXUPERY
(1900-1944); AVIATOR, WRITER
SOUL

“No friendly hands constructed and placed for his ambition a ladder upon which he might climb. His own brave hands framed and nailed the cleats upon which he climbed to the heights of public usefulness and fame.”

BENJAMIN HARRISON
23RD U.S. PRESIDENT.
HARD WORK

“We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.”

GOLDA MEIR
PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL
FRIENDSHIP

“You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
LIVE YOUR DREAMS