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The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.

—Thomas Szasz

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.

—Anne Frank

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

—Oscar Wilde

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

—Rob Greenwald

It's time to start living the life you've imagined

—Henry James

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.

—Helen Keller

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.

—Samuel Goldwyn

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.

—Dean Rusk

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.

—William Feather

Power is the ability to do good things for others.

—Brooke Astor

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.

—Margaret Drabble

The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.

—Albert Einstein

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

—Lord Byron

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.

—Garrison Keillor