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“Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.”

DEEPAK K. CHOPRA
PHYSICIAN, WRITER
CIVILITY

“Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”

ARNOLD TOYNBEE
ECONOMIC HISTORIAN, SOCIAL REFORMER
OPTIMISM

“Don't worry so much about your self- esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.”

DR. LAURA SCHLESSINGER
RADIO HOST, AUTHOR
TEAMWORK

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

THOMAS JEFFERSON
3RD U.S. PRESIDENT
HONESTY

“A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.”

UNKNOWN
RISING ABOVE

“Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.”

GEORGE HERBERT
POET, ORATOR, PRIEST
LAUGHTER

“Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”

NATALIE GOLDBERG
AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
EQUALITY

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.”

CHERIE CARTER-SCOTT
AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
SHARING

“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”

UNKNOWN
SACRIFICE

“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
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