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“Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”

ROBERT FULGHUM
AUTHOR, PASTOR
INTEGRITY

“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”

W. ANTON CHEKOV
PLAYWRIGHT, SHORT-STORY WRITER, PHYSICIAN
CHARITY

“This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”

PEACE PILGRIM
PACIFIST, PEACE-ACTIVIST
EQUALITY

“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.”

ALEX NOBLE
HONESTY

“Goals. There's not telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them.”

JIM ROHN
ENTREPRENEUR, AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
INCLUDING OTHERS

“To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.”

JOHN LUBBOCK
BIOLOGIST, POLITICIAN
MENTORING

“We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.”

MARY KAY ASH
ENTREPRENEUR
DETERMINATION

“A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.”

PEARL BAILEY
SINGER, ACRESS
SMILE

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

BILL BRADLEY
AMERICAN HALL OF FAME BASKETBALL PLAYER, RHODES SCHOLAR
AMBITION

“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.”

BRIAN TRACY
MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR
PERSEVERANCE

“I believe that friends are quiet angels who sit on our shoulders and lift our wings when we forget how to fly.”

LORRAINE MITCHELL
INSPIRATION

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.”

E. B. WHITE
AUTHOR
DEDICATION

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

ANAÏS NIN
AUTHOR, DIARIST
OPPORTUNITY

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

JOHN MILTON
POET
FORESIGHT

“Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses. ”

JEAN-BAPTISTE ALPHONSE KARR
CRITIC, JOURNALIST, NOVELIST.
PURPOSE

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

SWAMI SIVANANDA
SPIRITUAL LEADER, AUTHOR, PHYSICIAN
HELPING OTHERS

“Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

NAPOLEON HILL
MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR
PURPOSE

“Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

OG MANDINO
ESSAYIST, PSYCHOLOGIST
CHARACTER

“You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy...To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.”

JEAN SHINODA BOLEN
PSYCHIATRIST, AUTHOR
COMMON GROUND

“We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating, and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime.”

HERBERT A. OTTO
AUTHOR
INNOVATION

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

EPICTETUS
STOIC PHILOSOPHER
FITNESS

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.”

FRENCH PROVERB
HOPE

“When the world says, 'Give up,' hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.' ”

UNKNOWN
COMPLIMENTS

“I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.”

SASHA AZEVEDO
ENTERTAINER
LOYALTY

“If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the River of Greatness is always the Stream of Adversity. ”

CAVETT ROBERT
FOUNDER OF THE NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION
COURAGE

“Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”

WILLIAM JAMES
PSYCHOLOGIST, PHILOSOPHER, AUTHOR
HELPING OTHERS

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.”

THOMAS PAINE
SCHOLAR, INTELLECTUAL, WRITER
TEAMWORK

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

JOSHUA J. MARINE
EDUCATION

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”

BEN OKRI
POET, NOVELIST
TRUE BEAUTY

“Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.”

ROBERT J. COLLIER
WRITER
GIVING BACK

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

TONY ROBBINS
SELF-HELP WRITER, SPEAKER
COMPLIMENTS

“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.”

EARL NIGHTINGALE
ENTREPRENEUR, MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR
PERSISTENCE

“There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.”

CHARLES F. KETTERING
INVENTOR, ENGINEER
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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