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“This is the first test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.”

WILLIAM LYON PHELPS
SCHOLAR, CRITIC
RESPECT

“Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.”

WENDELL PHILLIPS
SLAVERY ABOLITIONIST
RIGHT CHOICES

“Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.”

PEACE PILGRIM
PACIFIST, PEACE-ACTIVIST
LOVE

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

EDGAR ALLEN POE
POET, AUTHOR
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.”

KARL POPPER
SCIENTIST, PHILOSOPHER
PEACE

“The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.”

COLIN POWELL
65TH U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE
HARD WORK

“The freedom to be your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best.”

COLIN POWELL
65TH U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE
MOTIVATION

“Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.”

ELVIS PRESLEY
AMERICAN MUSICIAN
LOVE

“We live by our genius for hope; we survive by our talent for dispensing with it.”

V.S. PRITCHETT
WRITER, CRITIC
HOPE

“Your soul...is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.”

MARCEL PROUST
NOVELIST
CHARACTER

“A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.”

MARCEL PROUST
NOVELIST
LEARNING

“Even a toad has four ounces of strength.”

CHINESE PROVERB
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“Loving parents have caring children.”

CHINESE PROVERB
CARING

“If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.”

CHINESE PROVERB
ENCOURAGEMENT

“To understand all is to forgive all.”

FRENCH PROVERB
FORGIVENESS

“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”

CHINESE PROVERB
GRATITUDE

“They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot.”

DUTCH PROVERB
GRATITUDE

“If you can't reward then you should thank.”

ARABIC PROVERB
GRATITUDE

“If there is no wind, row.”

LATIN PROVERB
HARD WORK

“Slander cannot destroy an honest man when the flood recedes the rock is there.”

CHINESE PROVERB
HONESTY

“Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.”

WELSH PROVERB
HONESTY

“Arrogance invites ruin; humility receives benefits.”

CHINESE PROVERB
HUMILITY

“When helping others, do not look for a reward; if you are looking for rewards, don't help others.”

CHINESE PROVERB
HUMILITY

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”

INDIAN PROVERB
RIGHT CHOICES

“The three qualities necessary for training: Great faith. Great doubt. Great effort.”

ZEN PROVERB
LEARNING

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”

CHINESE PROVERB
LEARNING

“He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.”

DANISH PROVERB
LEARNING

“Listen not merely to what is said but to the tone of voice in which it is said.”

CHINESE PROVERB
LISTENING

“If a wind blows, ride it!”

ARABIC PROVERB
LIVE LIFE

“To him who is determined it remains only to act.”

ITALIAN PROVERB
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“Don't let slip an opportunity; it may never come again.”

CHINESE PROVERB
UNITY

“With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.”

CHINESE PROVERB
PATIENCE
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