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“ 'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary. ”

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
NOVELIST
PATIENCE

“There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These are the moments worth living. ”

DON MARQUIS
AUTHOR, HUMORIST
INNOVATION

“All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do.”

UNKNOWN
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.”

COLLEEN C. BARRETT
PRESIDENT AND CEO, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES COMPANY
INSPIRATION

“I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. ”

THOMAS JEFFERSON
3RD U.S. PRESIDENT
FORESIGHT

“Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.”

ANONYMOUS
INNOVATION

“Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.”

MARY ENGELBREIT
ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR
FITNESS

“Were it not for hope the heart would break.”

SCOTTISH PROVERB
HOPE

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

CARLOS CASTENEDA
AUTHOR, PHILOSPHER
REACHING OUT

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

THOMAS PAINE
SCHOLAR, INTELLECTUAL, WRITER
RIGHT CHOICES

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.”

SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES
ROMAN CATHOLIC SAINT
LEADERSHIP

“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. ”

J.R.R. TOLKIEN
WRITER, POET, PHILOLOGIST, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR
PATIENCE

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved. ”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON
PHILOSOPHER, POET, AUTHOR, ESSAYIST
RESPECT

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”

PLATO
CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHER, MATHEMATICIAN
GENEROSITY

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

MARY ANNE RADMACHER
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
PLAYWRIGHT, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER
BELIEVE

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

CHARLES SWINDOLL
FOUNDER OF INSIGHT FOR LIVING
AMBITION

“No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.”

ANDREW CARNEGIE
INDUSTRIALIST, BUSINESSMAN, PHILANTHROPIST
JUSTICE

“In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.”

GAMALIEL BRADFORD
BIOGRAPHER, CRITIC, POET AND DRAMATIST
LITERACY

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.”

DAVID STAR JORDAN
EDUCATOR, AUTHOR, PEACE ACTIVIST
VOLUNTEERING

“Just go out there and do what you've got to do.”

MARTINA NAVRÁTILOVÁ
CHZEC-AMERICAN TENNIS PLAYER
INSPIRATION

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON
PHILOSOPHER, POET, AUTHOR, ESSAYIST
FORESIGHT

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. ”

UNKNOWN
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. ”

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
32ND U.S. PRESIDENT
COMMON GROUND

“There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.”

FREDRICK FABER
THEOLOGIAN AND HYMN COMPOSER
DO YOUR PART

“The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken.”

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
EMPEROR OF FRANCE
LIVE LIFE

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”

ANNE SEXTON
POET, WRITER
LIVE LIFE

“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.”

JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
AUTHOR, FABULIST
SACRIFICE

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

DIETRICH BONHOEFFER
PASTOR, THEOLOGIAN, GERMAN RESISTANCE FIGHTER IN WORLD WAR II
INNOVATION

“Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves.”

BONARO W. OVERSTREET
AUTHOR
REACHING OUT

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. ”

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
AMERICAN POLITICAL LEADER, AUTHOR
TRUST

“The greatest power is often simple patience.”

E. JOSEPH COSSMAN
AUTHOR
OVERCOMING

“Look at what you've got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

PROVERB
RESPECT
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