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“Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring.”

DENISE AUSTIN
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, COLUMNIST
LIVE LIFE

“With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. ”

OPRAH WINFREY
AMERICAN TELEVISION HOST, PUBLISHER
OPPORTUNITY

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

MAYA ANGELOU
POET, DANCER, PRODUCER, PLAYWRIGHT, DIRECTOR, AUTHOR
RIGHT CHOICES

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”

BARBARA DEANGELIS
AUTHOR, INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
LOVE

“Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.”

VACLAV HAVEL
POET, PLAYWRIGHT, 1ST PRESIDENT OF CZECH REPUBLIC
HOPE

“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.”

DR. WILLIAM CLAIRE MENNINGER
PSYCHIATRIST
CHARACTER

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
STEWARDSHIP

“The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.”

SENECA
ROMAN STATESMAN, PHILOSOPHER
HOPE

“Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozey, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.”

BILLIE JEAN KING
TENNIS PLAYER
CONFIDENCE

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

MAYA ANGELOU
POET, DANCER, PRODUCER, PLAYWRIGHT, DIRECTOR, AUTHOR
TRUE BEAUTY

“A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.”

RICHARD DEHMEL
POET, PLAYWRIGHT
COURTESY

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

WILLIAM G.T. SHEDD
THEOLOGIAN, TEACHER, PASTOR
ACHIEVEMENT

“Wisdom begins in Wonder.”

SOCRATES
PHILOSOPHER
HOPE

“Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”

SISTER MARY CORITA KENT
ARTIST, EDUCATOR
LIVE LIFE

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”

LOUIS PASTEUR
INVENTED PASTEURIZATION
HARD WORK

“Confrontation should always leave a person's dignity in tact.”

DR. A. J. ANGLIN
RESPECT

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.”

VANCE HAVNER
MOTIVATION

“You have two ears and two eyes and only one mouth. Because you will learn twice as much as what you will ever have to say.”

JEFFREY SHULTZ
SCIENCE TEACHER
LEARNING

“The best way to have the last word is to apologize.”

UNKNOWN
HUMILITY

“I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - is this: Dream a great dream.”

JOHN A. APPLEMAN
AUTHOR
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.”

JACK DEMPSEY
HEAVY WEIGHT BOXER
DEVOTION

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.”

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
WRITER
HONESTY

“In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. -Peanuts character Charlie Brown”

CHARLES SHULTZ
CARTOONIST
LIVE LIFE

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

BUDDHA
COMMITMENT

“There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.”

KARL MARX
COMPOSER
LIVE LIFE

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.”

JOSEPH BROTHERTON
PASTOR, WRITER
GRATITUDE

“What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations...is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts.”

HANNAH ARENDT
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHER, WRITER, EDUCATOR
CONFIDENCE

“Home is not where, it is whom.”

CHRISTIANNE DETTMANN
LOVE

“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”

LOUISE HAY
HOLISTIC HEALING PROPONENT
LOVE

“Always accept good fortune with grace and humility.”

MARK L. MIKA
HUMILITY

“The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.”

PLUTARCH
HISTORIAN, WRITER
LEARNING

“Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.”

HANNAH ARENDT
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHER, WRITER, EDUCATOR
LOYALTY