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“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”

CHARLES DICKENS
NOVELIST
DETERMINATION

“Personally I do not resort to force - not even the force of law — to advance moral reforms. I prefer education, argument, persuasion, and above all the influence of example.”

RUTHERFORD HAYES
19TH U.S. PRESIDENT
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE

“True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.”

HENRY MILLER
AUTHOR, WRITER
DEVOTION

“Listen to the Musn't's child, Listen to the Don't's. Listen to the Shouldn't's, the Impossibles, the Won't's. Listen to the Never Haves, then Listen close to me. ANYthing can happen, child, ANYthing can Be.”

SHEL SILVERSTEIN
POET, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”

SOCRATES
PHILOSOPHER
LEARNING

“We do not remember days; we remember moments.”

CESARE PAVESE
POET, NOVELIST
INSPIRATION

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.”

KATE DICAMILLO
AUTHOR
LITERACY

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”

CHARLES DICKENS
NOVELIST
GRATITUDE

“Our strength is a contented and intelligent community.”

RUTHERFORD HAYES
19TH U.S. PRESIDENT
UNITY

“Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.”

LARRY H. MILLER
BUSINESSMAN, PHILANTHROPIST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“The tears of faithfulness to your beliefs cleanse your spirit to envision the road ahead. Everything is possible for the person who believes.”

ADLIN SINCLAIR
MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR, HUMANITARIAN
VISION

“A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.”

ARISTOPHANES
DRAMATIST
LEARNING

“Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware.”

DAVID ARMISTEAD
PROFESSOR
TRUST

“The world is not a dream, but a reality, of which we are the chief part, and in which we must be up and doing something...Come out into the world about you, be it either wide or limited. Sympathize, not in thought only, but in action, with all about you. Make yourself known and felt for something that would be loved and missed, in twenty thousand little ways, if you were to die; then your life will be a happy one, believe me.”

CHARLES DICKENS
NOVELIST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.”

WILLIAM HAZLITT
ESSAYIST, LITERARY CRITIC
EXCELLENCE

“Example moves the world more than doctrine.”

HENRY MILLER
AUTHOR, WRITER
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE

“Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones.”

MARSHA SINETAR
INSPIRATION

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Up to his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”

EMILY DICKINSON
POET
HELPING OTHERS

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.”

WILLIAM HAZLITT
ESSAYIST, LITERARY CRITIC
LEARNING

“What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”

HENRY MILLER
AUTHOR, WRITER
VISION

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

LEWIS B. SMEDES
AUTHOR, ETHICIST, THEOLOGIAN
FORGIVENESS

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

SEGOYEWATHA [RED JACKET]
NATIVE AMERICAN SENECA CHIEF, ORATOR
LEARNING

“There's only us, there's only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today.”

JONATHAN LARSON
COMPOSER; PLAYWRIGHT; CREATOR OF BROADWAY MUSICAL RENT
INSPIRATION

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.”

NEIL ARMSTRONG
FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON
LIVE LIFE

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.”

EMILY DICKINSON
POET
HOPE

“Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability. ”

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
NOVELIST, SHORT STORY AUTHOR, ESSAYIST, SCREENWRITER
RESPONSIBILITY

“Oft times nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well manag'd.”

JOHN MILTON
POET
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.”

SYDNEY SMITH
WRITER, CLERGYMAN
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“Opinions have greater power than strength of hands.”

SOPHOCLES
GREEK TRAGEDIAN
LEARNING

“Fruit does not grow on the trunk...it is found out on the limb.”

STEVE LOBERT
HUSBAND/FATHER
SPREAD YOUR WINGS

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

MARY KAY ASH
ENTREPRENEUR
ENCOURAGEMENT

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

ERNEST HEMINGWAY
NOVELIST, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
LISTENING