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“I will follow thee To the last gasp with truth and loyalty.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
LOYALTY

“Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
MOTIVATION

“Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
MOTIVATION

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
OPTIMISM

“The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
OPTIMISM

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
PATIENCE

“See first that the design is wise and just; that ascertained, pursue it resolutely.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
RIGHT CHOICES

“So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet a union in partition.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DRAMATIST, POET
UNITY

“The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
HONESTY

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
LIVE LIFE

“You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannnot endure it.... Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
SACRIFICE

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
SHARING

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
STEWARDSHIP

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

WILLIAM G.T. SHEDD
THEOLOGIAN, TEACHER, PASTOR
ACHIEVEMENT

“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

“In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. -Peanuts character Charlie Brown”

CHARLES SHULTZ
CARTOONIST
LIVE LIFE

“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

“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

“Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones.”

MARSHA SINETAR
INSPIRATION

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

LEWIS B. SMEDES
AUTHOR, ETHICIST, THEOLOGIAN
FORGIVENESS

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.”

SYDNEY SMITH
WRITER, CLERGYMAN
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.”

MARGARET CHASE SMITH
US SENATOR
RIGHT CHOICES

“When in doubt, do the courageous thing.”

JAN SMUTS
SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER, GENERAL
COURAGE

“The grateful person, being still the most severe exacter of himself, not only confesses, but proclaims, his debts.”

ROBERT SOUTH
CLERGYMAN
HONESTY

“Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.”

ROBERT SOUTH
CLERGYMAN
MOTIVATION

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”

JOHN E. SOUTHARD
HELPING OTHERS

“Direction, not intention, determines destination.”

ANDY STANLEY
PASTOR
LEADERSHIP

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

ROGER STAUBACH
ATHLETE
HARD WORK

“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

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

DAVID STEINDL-RAST
CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN
LOVE

“...all true fame...is to be acquired only by noble deeds and high achievements and the establishment of a character founded upon the principles of truth, uprightness, and inflexible integrity.”

ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS
CONFEDERATE VICE PRESIDENT DURING THE U.S. CIVIL WAR
CHARACTER
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