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“I think there is choice possible at any moment to us, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.”

MURIEL RUKEYSER
POET
RIGHT CHOICES

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.”

JOHN RUSKIN
POET, WRITER, ART CRITIC
HARD WORK

“You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.”

JOHN RUSKIN
POET, WRITER, ART CRITIC
HELPING OTHERS

“To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.”

JOHN RUSKIN
POET, WRITER, ART CRITIC
HONESTY

“I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.”

JOHN RUSKIN
POET, WRITER, ART CRITIC
HUMILITY

“Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.”

BERTRAND RUSSELL
PHILOSOPHER, MATHEMATICIAN
SACRIFICE

“What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.”

WILLIAM L. SAFIRE
AMERICAN JOURNALIST, SPEECHWRITER
LEARNING

“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”

DR. JONAS SALK
PHYSICIAN, DISCOVERED EPONYMOUS VACCINE FOR POLIO
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, Wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them.”

DR. JONAS SALK
PHYSICIAN, DISCOVERED EPONYMOUS VACCINE FOR POLIO
PREPARATION

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

CARL SANDBURG
POET, HISTORIAN, NOVELIST
COURAGE

“Nothing happens unless first a dream.”

CARL SANDBURG
POET, HISTORIAN, NOVELIST
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“Theres no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.”

HARLAND DAVID "COLONEL""" SANDERS
FOUNDER OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
INTEGRITY

“The deepest...dream is not the hunger for money or fame; it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation.”

SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS
NOVELIST AND ESSAYIST
PEACE

“Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.”

GEORGE SANTAYANA
PHILOSOPHER, POET, ESSAYIST, NOVELIST
CHARACTER

“Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another: People are friends in spots.”

GEORGE SANTAYANA
PHILOSOPHER, POET, ESSAYIST, NOVELIST
FRIENDSHIP

“Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn.”

GEORGE SANTAYANA
PHILOSOPHER, POET, ESSAYIST, NOVELIST
LEARNING

“It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.”

GEORGE SANTAYANA
PHILOSOPHER, POET, ESSAYIST, NOVELIST
PATIENCE

“Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.”

GEORGE SANTAYANA
PHILOSOPHER, POET, ESSAYIST, NOVELIST
SACRIFICE

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”

MITSUGI SAOTOME
AIKIDO INSTRUCTOR, AUTHOR
LOVE

“Original love never appears in pure form, but in manifold veils and shapes, such as confidence, humility, reverence, serenity, as faithfulness and modesty, as gratefulness...”

FRIEDRICH SCHLEGEL
PHILOSOPHER
LOVE

“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see. And pursuing that vision.”

HOWARD SCHULTZ
BUSINESSMAN, ENTREPRENEUR
VISION

“Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.”

DELMORE SCHWARTZ
POET
COURAGE

“As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.”

MORRIE SCHWARTZ
PROFESSOR, SOCIOLOGIST
LEARNING

“I'm through accepting limits 'cuz someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but 'til I try I'll never know. ~Lyrics from the song Defying Gravity, found in the musical Wicked”

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
MUSICAL THEATER LYRICIST AND COMPOSER
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF
AMERICAN GENERAL
RIGHT CHOICES

“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”

ALBERT SCHWEITZER
PHILOSOPHER, PHYSICIAN, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER
GRATITUDE

“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”

ALBERT SCHWEITZER
PHILOSOPHER, PHYSICIAN, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER
HELPING OTHERS

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.”

WILLAM F. SCOLAVINO
ACHIEVEMENT

“I will not be labeled as average.”

RACHEL JOY SCOTT
STUDENT, FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“How many of us have enough trust, strength, and faith to believe that we could do the impossible?”

RACHEL JOY SCOTT
STUDENT, FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

RACHEL JOY SCOTT
STUDENT, FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
COMPASSION

“Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.”

RACHEL JOY SCOTT
STUDENT, FIRST VICTIM OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
COMPASSION
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