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“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

“In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100% dedication, you won't be able to do this.”

WILSON MIZNER
PLAYWRIGHT, ENTREPRENEUR
DEDICATION

“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.”

MARGARET CHASE SMITH
US SENATOR
RIGHT CHOICES

“Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.”

HIPPOCRATES
ANCIENT GREEK PHYSICIAN
LIVE LIFE

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

MALCOLM X
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST
EDUCATION

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

ARTHUR ASHE
PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER, CIVIL RIGHTS SUPPORTER
GENEROSITY

“When in doubt, do the courageous thing.”

JAN SMUTS
SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER, GENERAL
COURAGE

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

JOAN OF ARC
HEROINE OF FRANCE
LIVE LIFE

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the courage to surpass others at whatever cost, but the courage to serve others at whatever the cost.”

ARTHUR ASHE
PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER, CIVIL RIGHTS SUPPORTER
SACRIFICE

“If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed.”

DAN DIERDORF
ATHLETE
RIGHT CHOICES

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”

AUDREY HEPBURN
ACTRESS, HUMANITARIAN
STEWARDSHIP

“Life's a Dance You Learn As You Go!”

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY
SINGER, SONGWRITER
LEARNING

“The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.”

ROBERT SOUTH
CLERGYMAN
HONESTY

“Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truely, laugh uncontrollably.”

ANONYMOUS
LIVE LIFE

“No matter how much you plan, it is tenacity, unyielding desire to succeed, and the ability to cope with change that will eventually prevail.”

PERRY PAYNE
RUGBY PLAYER, FATHER, EXECUTIVE
DETERMINATION

“Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
CATHOLIC SAINT, FOUNDER OF FRANCISCANS
HARD WORK

“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”

ISAK DINESEN [KAREN BLIXEN]
AUTHOR
DEDICATION

“Dreams and actions are not so different as usually thought, as all actions of men are founded upon dreams, and their end - is a dream too.”

THEODOR HERZL
FOUNDER OF ZIONIST MOVEMENT
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“Humility, that low, sweet root From which all heavenly virtues shoot.”

SIR THOMAS MOORE
POET, SINGER
HUMILITY

“Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.”

ROBERT SOUTH
CLERGYMAN
MOTIVATION

“We cannot wait for the storm to pass over - we must learn to dance in the rain.”

UNKNOWN
LIVE LIFE

“If you are content with the best you have done, you will never become the best you can be.”

UNKNOWN
EXCELLENCE

“There is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish a single candle flame.”

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
CATHOLIC SAINT, FOUNDER OF FRANCISCANS
PERSEVERANCE

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

NAPOLEON HILL
MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR
ACHIEVEMENT