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“Power is the ability to do good things for others.”

BROOKE ASTOR
PHILANTHROPIST
INTEGRITY

“One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.”

HANNAH MORE
WRITER
VOLUNTEERING

“Direction, not intention, determines destination.”

ANDY STANLEY
PASTOR
LEADERSHIP

“Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.”

EURIPIDES
GREEK TRAGEDIAN
LOVE

“Remember the things in life that are free to each of us—our family, our friends, our soul, our hopes, our dreams, and our knowledge—are the most important.”

JAREN L. DAVIS
APPRECIATION

“To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.”

PAUL AUBUCHON
FRIENDSHIP

“Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.”

BENJAMIN DISRAELI
PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
DETERMINATION

“Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”

NAPOLEON HILL
MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR
LEARNING

“Do not be conquered by fear of loss or defeat, for without them, success and victory would be meaningless.”

MATHEW MORGAN
COURAGE

“Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.”

ROGER STAUBACH
ATHLETE
HARD WORK

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

ANONYMOUS
LOVE

“Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.”

W.H. AUDEN
POET
UNITY

“Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.”

BENJAMIN DISRAELI
PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
PATIENCE

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

NAPOLEON HILL
MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.”

EDWARD STEICHEN
PHOTOGRAPHER
OPTIMISM

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.”

SOPHOCLES
GREEK TRAGEDIAN
LOVE

“Since nothing we intend is ever faultless, and nothing we attempt ever without error, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by forgiveness.”

DAVID AUGSBURGER
WRITER, ANABAPTIST AUTHOR
FORGIVENESS

“Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.”

BENJAMIN DISRAELI
PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
PERSEVERANCE

“Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.”

ERIC HOFFER
PHILOSOPHER
COMPASSION

“To keep from getting too far ahead of myself, I can apply to life what I've learned from running in the woods: The step in front of you is the most important one.”

ANNIE MORRIS
MOM, RUNNER, WRITER
VISION

“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise - then you will discover the fullness of your life.”

DAVID STEINDL-RAST
CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN
LOVE

“Love never says: I have done enough!”

SAINT MARIE-EUGENIE DE JESUS 
CATHOLIC SISTER
LOVE

“In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”

BERTRAND RUSSELL
PHILOSOPHER, MATHEMATICIAN
GRATITUDE

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”

MARCUS AURELIUS
ROMAN EMPEROR, STOIC PHILOSOPHER
LOVE

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”

BENJAMIN DISRAELI
PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
SOUL

“The greatest weariness comes from work not done.”

ERIC HOFFER
PHILOSOPHER
HARD WORK

“The peace I am thinking of is the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one.”

TONI MORRISON
AUTHOR, EDITOR, PROFESSOR, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
PEACE

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

PERICLES
ANCIENT GREEK POLITICIAN
LOVE

“Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.”

JANE AUSTEN
NOVELIST
FRIENDSHIP

“Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.”

BENJAMIN DISRAELI
PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
SOUL

“It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.”

ERIC HOFFER
PHILOSOPHER
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE

“This was a splendid life. Splendid in its obscurity and humility, splendid in its strength and charity, splendid in its achievements.”

ROBERT C. MORTIMER
ANGLICAN BISHOP OF EXETER
LIVE LIFE