The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
The best exercise for the human heart, is reaching down and picking someone else up.
—Ernest Blevins/Tim Russert, Moderator, Meet the Press
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
—Aldous Huxley (1864-1963) English Novelist
‘I can’t do it’ never yet accomplished anything: ‘I will try’ has accomplished wonders.
—George P. Burnham
You can find on the outside only what you possess on the inside.
—Adolfo Montiel Ballesteros
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance
Confidence makes you willing to try harder and attracts the kind of support from others that makes “winning” possible.
—Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Economic research demonstrates that tax dollars spent in early childhood development provide extraordinary return on investment—16% for high quality programs
It's time to start living the life you've imagined
Children need models rather than critics.
—Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French Philosopher
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Babe Ruth hit more home runs than anyone; he also struck out more often than anyone.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
—Charles Du Bos
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them.
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
If you do the best you can, you will find, nine times out of ten, that you have done as well as or better than anyone else.
Power is the ability to do good things for others.
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Commitment is what transforms promise into reality. It is the words that speak bodly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the triumph of integrity over skepticism.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eye, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.