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“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”

HUGH ALLEN
UNITY

“In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.”

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

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”

MARK VICTOR HANSEN
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, AUTHOR
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

DR. BENJAMIN MCLANE SPOCK
PEDIATRICIAN, EDUCATOR, WRITER
CONFIDENCE

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
PATIENCE

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.”

GEORGE MACDONALD
AUTHOR, POET, MINISTER
TRUST

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

HERMAN MELVILLE
NOVELIST, POET
CONNECTING

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.”

JAMES ALLEN
WRITER
CLASS AND GRACE

“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