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A nations culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

~~~ Gandhi The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee Showing off is the fool's idea of glory. Bruce Lee If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. Bruce Lee If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. "It's not what you give, it's the way you give it that counts." The stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo survives by bending with the wind.

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear .
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more and do more you are a leader. "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." "Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it."
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. M.K.Gandhi "Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." "To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice."Conficius. "Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." Albert Einstein The cautious seldom err." Confucius Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Conficius. " Leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people Killing time is undermining opportunity.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of opportunity. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. C.G. Jung

It is when the night comes that you know those who hold a torch for you.
Blessed is the leader who seeks the best for those he serves.

Tacitus Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.

A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.

Walter Lippmann The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on John Maxwell The first step to leadership is servanthood Jesse Jackson Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together Max DePree The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.

Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by Andre Maurois Limits exist only in the mind There are no limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder Ronald Reagan There are no speed limits on the road to excellence. Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations. Rabindranath Tagore The limits of my language mean the limits of my world Ludwig Wittgenstein

There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it Charles Edward Montague

The purpose of empowerment is to urge you towards freedom

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. Brigham Young

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others. Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder, liable to be stranded at any moment. A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road. Henry Ward Beecher Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility Thomas Jefferson Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. Max Eastman The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed. ~Nicolas Chamfort Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~Yiddish Proverb If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy. ~Proverb

Seven days without laughter makes one weak. ~Mort Walker

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~Victor Hugo Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. ~Arnold Glasow An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. Josh Billings Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you. Austin O'Malley He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others. Respect for one's parents is the highest duty of civil life. Self-respect leads to self-discipline, when you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. No one respects a talent that is concealed. Desiderius Erasmus What is better...a lie that draws a smile...or a truth that draws a tear? They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. Adversity is the first path to truth. - George Gordon Byron - Plato

Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it. - Arabic Proverb If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures. - Han Suyin - Mark Twain

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope. Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions.
Science without conscience is the soul's perdition. ~Franois Rabelais,

Ethics and Science need to shake hands. ~Richard Clarke Cabot In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last. ~Hugh Walpole Reason, Observation, and Experience - the Holy Trinity of Science. ~Robert G. Ingersoll There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science. "All great truths begin as blasphemies." - George Bernard Shaw
The dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." "What we need is not the will to believe but the will to find out." - Bertrand Russell

"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day." - J. A. Wheeler

"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible." - M. C. Escher "Talent hits a target no-one else can hit; genius hits targets no-one else can see." - Schopenhauer "The voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new horizons, but in seeing with new eyes." - Marcel Proust "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Phillip K. Dick

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity." - T. H. Huxley "Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries." - J.G. Holland "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds." - Emerson

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." - Sir Martin Rees "It is as fatal as it is cowardly to blink facts because they are not to our taste." - John Tyndall "It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." Voltaire "Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be defeated, but they start a winning game." - Goethe "The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next." -Mark Twain

"I love fools' experiments, I am always making them." - Darwin "Name the greatest of all the inventors. Accident." -Mark Twain "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle "The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think." - Aristotle "Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality." - Carl Sagan

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." -Albert Einstein "You can recognize a pioneer by the arrows in his back." - Beverly Rubik "Science is the search for truth - it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent.

The greatest givers become the biggest leaders.

Believe in something. It will give you the road you want to travel, and take you to where you want to be.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo

Luck never made a man wise. Seneca the Younger

Self-reliance is like a flashlight; no matter how dark it gets, it will help you find your way.

No man knows what he can do until he tries. Publilius Syrus

The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato

The Gods help them that help themselves. Aesop

Self confidence is the ability to confront challenges in life.

Time brings wisdom. William Tell

There's no greater enemy than ones own fears. Gen Martok

The man who can't make a mistake can't make anything. Walt Whitman Charity begins at home, but should not end there. Thomas Fuller Charity sees the need, not the cause. German proverb He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. Samuel Johnson In charity there is no excess.Francis Bacon As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Victor Hugo To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. Horace Mann "You cannot receive what you don't give. Outflow determines inflow." Happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else. Harvey S. Firestone: You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. Albert Camus: Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Alfred Painter: "Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality." "Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines." Cicero: "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. Joseph Addison Perservance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another! Walter Elliott A bad cause requires many words. A forest is in an acorn.

A hard beginning makes a good ending. A penny saved is a penny gained. God gives the nuts, but he doesn't crack them. Great fires erupt from tiny sparks. The friends of our friends are our friends. No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come. God is a great eye. He sees everything in the world.

If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. Our first teacher is our own heart. Patience is the best medicine. A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. A fall into a ditch makes you wiser. You won't help bamboo shoots grow by pulling them up higher. You can't catch a cub without going into the tiger's den.
One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade

A poor workman blames his tools. A person who speaks cleverly is witty; one who asks questions is smart. -- Terry Carr, A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance. Chance favors the prepared mind. -- Louis Pasteur, Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

-- Henry Ford, Fear is what prevents the flowering of the mind. -- J. Krishnamurti Genius without education is like silver in the mine. -- Benjamin Franklin Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. -- Eleanor Roosevelt
Dont divide the world into the weak and the strong; divide the world into learners and nonlearners. If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton Imagination is more powerful even than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein It is not the IQ but the I Will that is most important in education.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -- Eleanor Roosevelt Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -- Will Durant, The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -- Ellen Parr The mind does not take its complexion from the skin. -- Frederick Douglass Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. -- Fortune Cookie To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to the society. -- Theodore Roosevelt
When times are calm, reflect. When times are difficult, be brave. -- Korean Proverb Just as the twig is bent the trees inclined. -- Alexander pope, To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. Mary Pettibone Poole.

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. Tenzin Gyatso Peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. Mahatma Gandhi Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. Thomas Kempis Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. Mohandas Gandhi The deeds of the children are a testament to the upbringing they received from their parents Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. Elbert Hubbard A pat on the back helps develop character - if given often enough and early enough. Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki

The Childhood shows the man, as the morning shows the day. ~John Milton
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. Epictetus

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul. Joseph Addison If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.

Love yourself, for if you don't, how can you expect anybody else to love you? Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. Thomas Carlyle Someones opinion of you does not have to become your reality. - Les Brown

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. - Richard Bach

There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. - Hindu proverb

Theres only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and thats your own self. - Aldous Huxley

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm S. Forbes

Whatever good things we build end up building us. - Jim Rohn Whether you think you can or whether you think you cant youre right. - Henry Ford The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. - Mark Twain
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."Walter Bagehot

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." Anais Nin "Our greatest enemies, the ones we must fight most often, are within." Thomas Paine Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.Buddha "The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." Benjamin Disraeli "Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity." "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." Milton Berle "Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."Helen Keller Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. Howard W. Hunter There is eternal influence and power in motherhood. Julie B. Beck Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. Robert A. Heinlein

More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. ~Linda Sunshine When mom and dad don't understand, a sister always will. Our roots say we're sisters, our hearts say we're friends. A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. ~
"Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore." Author: Hindu proverb "It is because we are different that each of us is special." Author: Brian Dyson "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."

A brother is a friend God gave you;A friend is a brother your heart chose. -Proverb