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6/1/16 to the present

Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

Happy were men if they but understood
There is no safety but in doing good.

John Fountain

Deeds of violence in our society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self-esteem, to defend their self-image, and to demonstrate that they, too, are significant.

Rollo May

During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.

Bernard M. Baruch

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.

M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

Richard Bach

No amount of money, no matter how much it is, will ever compensate you sufficiently for remaining in a job that is drudgery and robs you of your spirit, or one that prevents you from fulfilling a dream.

John Kehoe

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.

Larry Eisenberg

Violence is the last resort of the incompetent.

Lorne Bozinoff

Compassion is the chief law of human existence.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

All I can do is engage with complete sincerity. Then whatever happens, there is no regret.

The Dalai Lama

Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.

Karen Horney

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.

Marcus Aurelius

As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.

Katherine Francke

It's not enough to have good thoughts for the world. You must get out there! It is also really important that each person realize their own worth. If you don't think you're good enough, how can you turn around and help save the world?

Ted Danson

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

Og Mandino

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.

Mother Teresa

The spiritual aspirant must swim upstream, against the current of habit, familiarity and ease.

Eknath Easwaran

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

Washington Irving

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

William Penn

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Bonnie Jean Wasmund


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