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“Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.”

JOE MANCHIN
GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA, U.S.
CARING

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

NELSON MANDELA
FORMER PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
CLASS AND GRACE

“I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.”

KATHERINE MANSFIELD
NOVELIST
FRIENDSHIP

“A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.”

MICHAEL GARRETT MARINO
LEARNING

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”

JACQUES MARITAIN
PHILOSOPHER
GRATITUDE

“The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.”

EDWIN MARKHAM
POET
UNITY

“Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”

WILLARD MARRIOTT
BUSINESSMAN, ENTREPRENEUR, FOUNDER OF MARRIOTT HOTELS
DEDICATION

“Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is élan, esprit de corps and determination.”

GEORGE C. MARSHALL
U.S. ARMY GENERAL
HOPE

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”

PETER MARSHALL
RIGHT CHOICES

“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”

RALPH MARSTON
APPRECIATION

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”

RALPH MARSTON
LEARNING

“You have many choices. You can choose forgiveness over revenge, joy over despair. You can choose action over apathy.”

STEPHANIE MARSTON
AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
RIGHT CHOICES

“The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.”

ABRAHAM MASLOW
PSYCHOLOGIST
APPRECIATION

“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.”

HENRI MATISSE
PRINTMAKER, SCULPTOR, PAINTER
LISTENING

“Athletes must dig down deep in the heat of competition to win; people must dig down deep in the game of life to succeed. The deeper we dig, the higher we soar. ”

KIRBY MAUS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT DIG DOWN DEEP
DETERMINATION

“True success is when those who know you the best, love you the most.”

JOHN MAXWELL
SPEAKER, AUTHOR
LOVE

“The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.”

ROLLO MAY
EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOLOGIST
COMMITMENT

“In caring I experience the other as having potentialities and the need to grow. In helping the other grow I do not impose my own direction; rather, I allow the direction of the other's growth to guide what I do, to help determine how I am to respond.”

MILTON MAYEROFF
CARING

“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.”

ANNE MCCAFFREY
NOVELIST
COMPASSION

“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... Regardless of what they say.”

BARBARA MCCLINTOCK
GENETIC BOTANIST, NOBEL WINNER
CONFIDENCE

“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.”

CLAUDE MCDONALD
UNITY

“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

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

DR. BENJAMIN MCLANE SPOCK
PEDIATRICIAN, EDUCATOR, WRITER
CONFIDENCE

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”

MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
EDUCATOR, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER
SOUL

“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.”

MARSHALL MCLUHAN
SCHOLAR, PHILOSOPHER, THEORIST
LEARNING

“We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, not of others, and in cooperation and friendship with others.”

GOLDA MEIR
PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL
FRIENDSHIP

“The grand principles of virtue and honor, however they may be distorted by arbitrary codes, are the same the world over: and where these principles are concerned, the right or wrong of any action appears the same to the uncultivated as to the enlightened mind.”

HERMAN MELVILLE
NOVELIST, POET
HONESTY

“Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses — for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it.”

HERMAN MELVILLE
NOVELIST, POET
STRENGTH

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

HENRY LOUIS MENCKEN
JOURNALIST, SATIRIST, LITERARY CRITIC
LOVE

“I have the greatest weapon, I have hope.”

SOPHIA MENDOZA
MASTER SERGEANT, US ARMY
HOPE

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

DR. WILLIAM CLAIRE MENNINGER
PSYCHIATRIST
CHARACTER

“Always accept good fortune with grace and humility.”

MARK L. MIKA
HUMILITY
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