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“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

“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