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“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

“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