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“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”

UNKNOWN
HONESTY

“The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.”

DEMOCRITUS
GREEK PHILOSOPHER
COMPLIMENTS

“Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.”

ANTOINE DE SAINTE-EXUPERY
(1900-1944); AVIATOR, WRITER
STRENGTH

“I am a part of all that I have met.”

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
POET LAUREATE OF GREAT BRITAIN
EDUCATION

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”

LLOYD ALEXANDER
AUTHOR
STRENGTH

“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.”

CHARLES DICKENS
NOVELIST
DRIVE

“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. ”

QUEEN ELIZABETH II
QUEEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OTHER COMMONWEALTH REALMS
FORESIGHT

“Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it. ”

JAMES ALLEN
WRITER
TRUST

“Therefore hold to the things which are reliable. Look to simplicity; embrace purity; Lessen the self; diminish desire. ”

LAOZI
CHINESE PHILOSOPHER, CENTRAL FIGURE IN TAOISM
PERSISTENCE

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”

ANDREW CARNEGIE
INDUSTRIALIST, BUSINESSMAN, PHILANTHROPIST
TEAMWORK

“When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.”

AFRICAN PROVERB
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE

“Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don't give up and don't give in.”

WANDA HOPE CARTER
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, WRITER
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”

AFRICAN PROVERB
PRACTICE

“To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler--and less trouble. ”

MARK TWAIN
[SAMUEL CLEMENS] HUMORIST, ESSAYIST, NOVELIST
LOVE

“A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.”

PLUTARCH
HISTORIAN, WRITER
DETERMINATION

“Example has more followers than reason.”

CHRISTIAN NESTELL BOVEE
AUTHOR, LAWYER
CLASS AND GRACE

“What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity.”

FATHER ANDRE
CONFIDENCE

“When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life.”

STEDMAN GRAHAM
SPEAKER, AUTHOR, BUSINESSMAN
PATIENCE

“Within sorrow is grace. When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. And in that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.”

WAYNE MULLER
AUTHOR, THERAPIST, MINISTER
UNITY

“Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.”

WILLIAM HAZLITT
ESSAYIST, LITERARY CRITIC
CIVILITY

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”

FLAVIA WEEDN
AUTHOR, ARTIST
KINDNESS

“Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.”

JOSIE BISSET
TELEVISION ACTRESS
UNITY

“Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.”

FRANK TYGER
STEWARDSHIP

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

ASHLEY SMITH
AUTHOR, SPEAKER
GENEROSITY

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

POPE JOHN XXIII
261ST POPE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
DRIVE

“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”

FREDERICK BUECHNER
EDUCATOR, WRITER, THEOLOGIAN
HONESTY

“The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.”

ARTHUR H. STAINBACK
AUTHOR
OPPORTUNITY

“No one's head aches when he is comforting another.”

INDIAN PROVERB
PASSION

“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.”

UNKNOWN
PERSEVERANCE

“Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.”

ANTOINE DE SAINTE-EXUPERY
(1900-1944); AVIATOR, WRITER
STRENGTH

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. ”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON
PHILOSOPHER, POET, AUTHOR, ESSAYIST
LOYALTY

“To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful "magic skills" that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition.”

ELIZABETH GILBERT
AUTHOR
PERSISTENCE

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”

RALPH W. SOCKMAN
PASTOR, SPEAKER, AUTHOR
MENTORING
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