A

  • A bird doesn’t sing because he has an answer, he sings because he has a song – Joan Walsh Anglund (A Cup of Sun, 1967)
  • A book is a like a garden carried in your pocket. – Chinese proverb
  • A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. – Josh Billings
  • A dog will teach you unconditional love.  If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner
  • A friend is what the heart needs all the time. —Henry Van Dyke
  • A garden is a grand teacher.  It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. –Gertrude Jekyll
  • A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.  – George Bernard Shaw
  • A gift consists not of what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer. – Seneca (c. 4 BCE—65 AD)
  • A goal without a plan is just a wish. -Unknown
  • A good book is a good friend. – Chinese proverb
  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. –Nelson Mandela
  • A good teacher is a determined person.  –Gilbert Highet
  • A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. –Eliphas Levi
  • A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others. – Norman Shidle
  • A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell
  • A house divided cannot stand. –Arabic proverb
  • A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli
  • A leader who does not take advice is not a leader. –Kenyan proverb
  • A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.  –Norman Cousins
  • … A light heart lives long. –William Shakespeare
  • A lot of different flowers make a bouquet. – Muslim origin
  • A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude. – Bruce Wilkinson
  • A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. —Washington Irving
  • A person leaves a reputation, bad or good, behind wherever he works or stays. – Chinese proverb
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  • A positive attitude will lead to positive outcomes. -Unknown
  • … a professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it – Alistair Cooke
  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. -Walter Winchell
  • A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence. – Jim Watkins
  • A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than 10 years mere study of books. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • A social justice approach should be central to medicine & utilized to be central to public health.  This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick. –Paul Farmer
  • A smile can erase a million worries. – Chinese proverb
  • A smile is the quickest way to brighten a room! – Jessica D., South Carolina
  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams
  • A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils. —Ever Garrison
  • A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. -Unknown
  • A toy is never truly happy until it is loved by a child. – King Moonracer (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
  • A tree begins with a seed. -Arabic proverb
  • A white heron flies once. (He kotuku rerenga tahi) (this is used on an occasion when something very special & unusual takes place) – Whakatauki (Maori proverb)
  • A word spoken can never be taken back. – Chinese proverb
  • Abundance flows freely through me. –Louise Hay
  • Acknowledging a mistake just means that you are wiser today than you were yesterday.  –Kelly Ann Rothaus
  • Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  – William James
  • Action expresses priorities. – Mohandas Ghandi
  • Actions speak louder than words. –Arabic proverb
  • Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. – Jimmy Carter
  • Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.  –David Bowie
  • Aim for the moon.  If you miss, you may hit a star.  –W. Clement Stone
  • … all appears to change when we change. – Henri-Frederic Amiel
  • Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. – George Bernard Shaw
  • All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  • All that I seek is already within me. –Louise Hay
  • All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. –St. Francis of Assisi
  • All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.  – Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Always being on the lookout for the presence of wonder.  –EB White
  • Always believe in yourself.  Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.  –The Cat Returns (2002)
  • Always do your best.  What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino
  • Aim for the moon.  If you miss, you may hit a star.  –W. Clement Stone
  • All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  • All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. –St. Francis of Assisi
  • All things are difficult before they are easy. – Chinese proverb
  • Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller
  • Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you  believe in. – Hillary Clinton
  • Always being on the lookout for the presence of wonder.  –EB White
  • Always do your best.  What you plant now, you will harvest later.  –Og Mandino
  • Always end the day with a positive thought.  No matter how hard things were, tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better.
  • Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. –Zig  Ziglar
  • An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. –Henry David Thoreau
  • An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. – Seneca (c. 4 BCE—65 AD)
  • Animals are my friends … and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice. –Arthur Henderson
  • Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. –Lao Tzu
  • Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. – Fred Rogers
  • Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – JK Rowling (Author of the Harry Potter series)
  • Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is raise your standards. –Anthony Robbins
  • Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.  –Mark Twain
  • Appreciation can make a day, even change a life.  Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.  –Margaret Cousins
  • Appreciation is a wonderful time.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire
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  • Art is not what you see, but what others make you see. –Edgar Degas
  • As a old net withers another is remade. (when an elder is no longer fit to lead, a healthier leader will stand in his place) – Whakatauki (Maori proverb)
  • As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has – or ever will have – something inside that is unique to all time.  It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression. – Fred Rogers
  • As man disappears from sight, the land remains  (This demonstrates the holistic values of the maori, & the utmost respect of Papatuanuku, the mother of the earth.) – Whakatauki (maori proverb)
  • As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.  – Christopher Dawson (1889- ) [ The Judgment of the Nations, 1942 ]
  • As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  – John F. Kennedy
  • As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.  –Audrey Hepburn
  • “As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal & endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights.  We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency & greatness of our country.” – George H.W. Bush & George W. Bush (8/16/2017)
  • As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.  –Mary Anne Radmacher
  • As you grow older, you’ll find that the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. –Zachary Scott
  • As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.  –Audrey Hepburn
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. –Winston Churchill
  • Audi Partem Alterum (Hear The Other Side) – Saint Augustine

B

  • Balance is beautiful. –Mikyoko Ohno
  • Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. – Steve Jobs
  • Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way.  Otherwise, all you have is an opinion. –Marilyn vos Savant
  • Be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination, if you always strive for excellence, you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live. – Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Be bold, be courageous, be your best. – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to Bard College in 2013
  • Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.  If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. – Roy T. Bennett
  • Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life. –Omar Khayyam
  • Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.  –Dalai Lama
  • Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity. –Chilo
  • Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin
  • Be the best version of you. – Anon
  • Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Be the sculptor of your dreams.  – Joanne G., California
  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  – Dr. Seuss
  • Be with people who make you laugh. – Lucy K., California
  • Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( * professionalism )
  • Being alone is very difficult – Yoko Ono
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. –Lao Tzu
  • Being with you today was wonderful.  Thank you for being you. xoxo – GVW, 8/13/2017
  • Believe you can, and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Believe passionately in what you do, and never knowingly compromise your standards and values.  Act like a true professional, aiming for true excellence.  – David Maister
  • Better late than never. – French proverb
  • Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates (c.469-399 BCE)
  • Blessed are the flexible for they can’t be bent out of shape. – Dr. Tara Jenkins, PharmD
  • But real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice.  It comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing. – Madeleine Albright to UNC in 2007
  • By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. –Edwin Elliot
  • By crawling a child learns to stand. – African Proverb

C

  • Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health. –Dalai Lama
  • Can you be certain that at this very moment you are not a dragonfly dreaming that you are a person? – Unknown
  • Celebrate any progress.  Don’t wait to get perfect.  –Anne McFee-Cooper
  • Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  -Unknown
  • Change before you have to. –Jack Welch
  • Change is the end result of all true learning.  –Leo Buscaglia
  • Change nothing and nothing changes.
  • Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek. –Barack Obama
  • Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly. – Tony Robbins
  • Change your life today.  Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir (French existentialist writer & philosopher)
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • Check in with your parents, even a text saying you’re thinking of them will make their day. –Thought Catalog
  • Climbing is as much about judicious turning back and failure as it is about reaching the top. – Peter Beaumont
  • Clothes are wings. – Korean proverb
  • Co-existence or no existence.  – That is the Question (Hamlet anno Domini)  – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford
  • “Committing to a life amongst the stars is in itself a resolution to leave some things behind.” – Saru, Star Trek Discovery
  • Community is not made by force. – Afghan Proverb
  • Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential – Winston Churchill
  • Control your own destiny! – Stephen Curry
  • Count each day as a separate life. – Seneca (c. 4 BCE—65 AD)
  • Courage is knowing what not to fear. – Plato (c.428-348 BCE)
  • Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because, … it is the quality which guarantees all others. – Sir Winston Churchill ( * professionalism )
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. –Winston Churchill
  • Courage means to keep a working relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. – Denis Waitley
  • Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration. – Simon Mainwaring

D

  • Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. – Heraclitus (c  535-475 BCE)
  • Death ends a life, not a friendship. – Mitch Alborn
  • Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure.  –Mack Douglas
  • Delight in the little things. –Rudyard Kipling
  • Deny death, and you deny life.  –Tales from earthsea (2006)
  • Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. -Brian Tracy
  • Develop a passion for learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. – Winston Churchill
  • Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. -Unknown
  • Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. – Winston Churchill
  • Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, & also the key condition for a lively & dynamic world as we see today. –Jintao Hu
  • Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. – Jacqueline Woodson
  • Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.  Celebrate it every day. – Author unknown
  • Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. – Malcom Forbes
  • Divide the fire and you will soon put it out. – Greek proverb
  • Do good and care not to whom.  –Italian Proverb
  • Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work.  The second is only part of the first. -Anna Quindlen
  • Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. – Roger Caras (photographer & writer)
  • Do not delay today’s work for tomorrow.  Don’t procrastinate! –Arabic proverb
  • Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Don’t let the noise of others’ opinion drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs
  • Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. –African Proverb
  • Do not tie yourself to specific outcomes, for you may underestimate perfection. ~Jack Armstrong “Wisdom from Source”
  • Do well and have well. – Chinese proverb
  • Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.  –Desmond Tutu
  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. – Roger Caras (photographer & writer)
  • Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. – Emily Dickinson
  • Don’t be afraid.  Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self. – Ed Helms
  • Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. –African Proverb
  • Do not minimize what a privilege college is.  Many people who are capable to be where you are can’t get there for a variety of reasons.  Respect your opportunities.  –Thoughtcatalog.com
  • Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.  A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu
  • Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  -Theodore Roosevelt
  • Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.  –Desmond Tutu
  • Don’t be afraid of fear.  Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self. – Ed Helms to Knox College in 2013
  • Don’t be afraid to be amazing. – Andy Offutt Irwin
  • Don’t be afraid to fail.  Be afraid not to. – Anon
  • Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try. – Anon
  • Don’t complain about things you’re not willing to change. –Curiano.com
  • Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work.  The second is only part of the first. – Anna Quindlen to Villanova University in 2000
  • Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. –H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Don’t just get involved.  Fight for your seat at the table.  Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.  – Barack Obama to Barnard College in 2012
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Don’t just get involved.  Fight for your seat at the table.  Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.  – Barack Obama to Barnard College in 2012
  • Don’t lead me; I may not follow.  Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.  Walk beside me and be my friend. – Anon
  • Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. –Rabindranath Tagore
  • Don’t wait.  life goes faster than you think. -Unknown
  • Don’t watch the clock; do what it does.  Keep going. – Success.com
  • Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together. – Jacqueline Woodson 
  • Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, & also the key condition for a lively & dynamic world as we see today. –Jintao Hu 
  • Dripping water pierces a stone; a saw made of rope cuts through wood. Meaning: Patience and persistence can break through anything, no matter how the difficulty. – Chinese proverb
  • Drawing is the honesty of the art.  There is no possibility of cheating.  It is either good or bad.  –Salvador Dali
  • Drop after drop, there will be an ocean. – Polish proverb

E

  • Each day comes bearing gifts.  Untie the ribbons. – Ruth Ann Schabacker
  • Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle (c.384-322 BCE)
  • Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.  –John Locke
  • Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. – Marian Wright Edelman
  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey
  • Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. – William Butler Yeats
  • Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.  –Robert Frost
  • Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. – George Washington Carver
  • Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
  • Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare it for today.  – Malcom x
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. –Albert Einstein
  • Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. –Malcolm Forbes
  • Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation & consensus. – Simon Mainwaring
  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. –John F. Kennedy
  • Embrace all with compassion. -Unknown
  • Empathy has gotten me so much farther in not only my life, but in my career. – Ryan Reynolds
  • Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. –Mohsin Hamid
  • Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes.  Not only is empathy hard to outsource & automate, but it makes the world a better place.  –Daniel H. Pink
  • Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals – Neil Gaiman
  • Empathy is the starting point for creating a community & taking action.  It’s the impetus for creating change. – Max Carver
  • Enjoy the journey.
  • Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault
  • Ethnic diversity adds richness to a society. –Gary Locke
  • Even if you know the way, ask again. – Korean proverb
  • Even the fountains thirst. – Latin Proverb
  • Every accomplishment begins with a decision to try. –Edward T. Kelly
  • Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. -Michelangelo
  • Every day brings new choices. – Martha Beck
  • Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. –Harriet Tubman
  • Every man dies, but not every man really lives.  –William Wallace, from Braveheart
  • Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences. –Gloria Steinem
  • Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  –Mother Teresa
  • Every step leaves its print; work steadily and make solid progress. – Chinese proverb  
  • Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Everybody, try laughing.  Then whatever scares you will go away!  – My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” – Claude Monet
  • Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. – Rumi
  • Everyone has his or her manner of killing fleas. – Nicaraguan proverb
  • Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques.  The teacher is the heart of the educational system. –Sidney Hook
  • Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. – Heraclitus (c  535-475 BCE)
  • Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do. –Denis Waitley
  • Everything you do now is for your future.  – Unknown
  • Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  –Mother Teresa
  • Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. -Unknown
  • Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.  – Vernon Law
  • Experience is the teacher of all things.  –Julius Caesar
  • Eyes that see do not grow old. – Nicaraguan proverb

F

  • Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. -Michaelangelo
  • Fame is a four letter word; and like tape or zoom or face or pain or life or love, what ultimately matters is what we do with it. – Fred Rogers
  • Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Fate might shake us, but our roots run deep.  And we have to water them. – Jenny (Call the Midwife)
  • Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie
  • Fear in doses.  –Dr. Jonathan Cassiday, PharmD graduate, Class of 2017
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers
  • Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being.  In short, they make cities better places to live. – David Binder
  • Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler
  • Find your oxygen, your originality, your own voice. Live more fully.  Rebel. Resist. Question. Be curious. Explore. Go outside what is comfortable to you. Angelina Jolie
  • …. Find your passion and pursue it with whole heart and single mind. -Unknown
  • First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do. –Epictetus
  • Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again. – Chinese proverb
  • Follow what you love and it will take you where you want to go.  –Natalie Goldberg
  • Focus on making today 5% percent better than yesterday. –Dell Farrell
  • For it is in giving that we receive. – Francis of Assisi
  • For kindness begets kindness evermore, But he from whose mind fades the memory, Of benefits, noble is he no more. – Sophocles (c.495-405 BC)
  • For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence.  Look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is. – Anon
  • Forget the mistake.  Remember the lesson. -Unknown
  • Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. – Unknown
  • Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.  A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember.  We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. – Lewis B. Smedes
  • Fortune does favor the bold, and I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try. – Sheryl Sandberg
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. –Jim Rohn
  • Fortune favors the brave. – Publius Terence
  • Friends …. they cherish one another’s hopes.  They are kind to one another’s dreams.  –Henry David Thoreau
  • Friendship is one mind in two bodies. –Mencius
  • Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life … -Thomas Jefferson
  • Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love.  – Elie Wiesel
  • From my point of view, which is that of a storyteller, I see your life as already artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make it art. – Toni Morrison to Wellesley College in 2004

G

  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Maimonides
  • Giving never happens by accident.  It is always intentional. –Amy Grant
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded. Anon
  • Goals; they help you stay focused on where you truly want to go. – Anon
  • Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. –Publilius Syrus
  • Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. – Clarence Thomas
  • Good questions outrank easy answers. – Paul Samuelson
  • Goodness is the only investment that never fails. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Gratitude can transform ordinary common days into thanksgivings – William Arthur Ward
  • Gratitude can transform ordinary common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into job and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward
  • Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -Cicero
  • Gratitude is the open door to abundance. – Anon
  • Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. -Aesop
  • Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. – Lionel Hampton
  • Great acts are made up of small deeds. –Lao Tzu
  • Great men are not born great, they grow great.  –Mario Puzo, from The Godfather
  • Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.  –Sally Koch
  • Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people. – Steve Jobs ( * teamwork, hard work, collaboration )
  • Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. – George Sand

H

  • Happiness is a warm puppy. – Charles M. Schultz
  • Happiness is a direction, not a place. – Sydney J. Harris
  • Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. – Theodore Isaac Rubin
  • Has anyone told you today …. That you are beautiful, that you are loved, that your life has meaning and purpose, that you are stronger than you know.  –GVW (8/13/2017)
  • Have patience.  All things are difficult before they become easy. –Saadi
  • Have patient, fleas, the night is long. – Nicaraguan proverb
  • He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD)
  • He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature. – Socrates (c.469-399 BCE)
  • He that lets the small things bind him leaves the great undone behind him.  – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • He who knows himself is enlightened. –Lao Tzu
  • He who learns, teaches. –Ethiopian proverb
  • Hello Kitty will never speak.  –Pico Iyer
  • Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person. – Anita Roddick
  • Honesty is a very expensive gift.  Don’t expect it from cheap people.  –Warren Buffet
  • Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. – Desmond Tutu
  • How beautiful it is to be alive! – Henry Septimus Sutton
  • History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity. –Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)
  • How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. – Wayne Dyer
  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. –Annie Dillard
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
  • …. human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.  – William James

I

  • I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen. -Unknown
  • I am a seed which was sewn in the heavens of Rangiatea. (A famous proverb from Aotea waka, which shows the importance of your genealogy & culture) – Whakatauki (Maori proverb)
  • I am choosing and not waiting to be chosen. – @raisingself
  • I am enough. -Unknown
  • I am going to make you so proud. –note to self
  • I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.  –Henry David Thoreau
  • I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness. – @sequellife_bp
  • I am my own superhero.  – @greatist
  • I am patient, tolerant, and diplomatic. – Louise Hay
  • I am still learning.  –Michaelangelo
  • I am surrounded by love. –Louise Hay
  • I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents. -Unknown
  • I am unlimited in my wealth.  All areas of my life are abundant and fulfilling. – Louise Hay
  • I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. – Anon
  • I am whole. – @jenniferkass
  • I am worth loving.  There is love all around me. – Louise Hay
  • I appreciate you … especially your heart. – Anon
  • I appreciate you more because of the road I’ve traveled.  My story brought me to you and I wouldn’t revise a word of my past if it led me anywhere but to your door. – Aaron Polson
  • I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure could walk on a cloud without coming through. –Jules Verne
  • I believe death is only a door.  One closes, and other opens.  If I were to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening.  And he would be waiting for me there.  – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas.
  • I believe in studying just because I knew knowledge was a privilege.  It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don’t want to do. –Wynton Marsalis
  • I believe there is another world waiting for us.  A better world.  And I’ll be waiting for you there. – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  • I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty – a delight in the nice things in the world.  And I don’t think one should have to apologize for it. – Saul Leiter, artist
  • I call upon our campus to embrace the qualities which make our university a just and inclusive community & ask that we all affirm our commitment to diversity, tolerance & social justice. – Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior provost of Touro University California (8/15/2017)
  • I can and I will. -Unknown
  • I can do all the things.  – @Kay.Penny
  • I can.  I will. End of story.  -@DailyBurn
  • I can see myself in all things and all people around me. – Sanskrit Phrase
  • I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over the self. – Aristotle (c.384-322 BCE)
  • I deserve the best and I accept the best now. – @hayhouseinc
  • I do not believe in weeds.  A weed is simply a flower that someone decides is in the wrong place. – Sister Monica Joan (Call the Midwife)
  • I don’t sweat the small stuff. – @GabbyBernstein
  • I encourage you to live with life.  Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve. – Maya Angelou to UC Riverside in 1977
  • I feed my spirit.  I train my body. I focus my mind.  It’s my time.  @Intensati
  • I get by with a little help from my friends. -The Beatles
  • I get inspiration from my everyday life. –Hayao Miyazaki
  • I have an incredible family & wonderful friends. -Unknown
  • I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today. -Unknown
  • I have come to the conclusion that there are only two reasons for ever doing anything.  One is love, the other is fear. – Sister Julienne (Call the Midwife)
  • I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. – Galileo Galilei
  • I have no need of you, and you have no need of me.  But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. –Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious. –Albert Einstein
  • I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison
  • I have the power to create change.  – @IamRuby
  • I hope we will use the (inter)net to cross barriers & connect cultures. – Tim Berners-Lee
  • I know better than to claim any completeness for my picture.  I am a fragment and this is a fragment.  The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag of a hundred tacks. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I like criticism.   It makes you strong.  –LeBron James
  • I love every cell of my body. –Louise Hay
  • I (1) Love (4) You (3) – Mister Rogers
  • I now free myself from destructive fears and doubts. – Louise Hay
  • I radiate beauty, charm, & Grace. -Unknown
  • I rejoice in the love i encounter every day. – Louise Hay
  • I refuse to give up because I haven’t tried all possible ways. – @MBS_Experience
  • I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.  -Michaelangelo
  • I think we all have empathy.  We may not have the courage to display it. –Maya Angelou
  • I know what I have to do now.  I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise.  Who knows what the tide could bring?  – From Castaway (the movie)
  • I never think of myself as an icon.  What is in other people’s minds is not in mine.  I just do my thing. –Audrey Hepburn
  • I touch the future.  I teach.  –Christa McAuliffe
  • I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind. -Unknown
  • I want to be somebody I am proud of,” … “I don’t want to die living someone else’s life or having these dreams I know I have the ability to make real. Now that’s really scary to me. – Mike Posner
  • I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. –Henry David Thoreau
  • I will not compare myself to strangers on the Internet. – @emilymcdowell_
  • I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. – Edgar Allan Poe
  • I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful. -Albert Einstein
  • I would like to paint as a bird sings.   –Claude Monet
  • I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  –Henry David Thoreau
  • If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. – Henry David Thoreau
  • If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford
  • If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton
  • If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. – Anon
  • It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love.  This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.  –Confucius
  • …. if there’s something that makes you laugh, then every day’s going to be okay. –Tom Hanks
  • If they made diving boards six inches shorter – think how much sooner you’d be in the water. – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. – African proverb
  • If you are reading this, you are beautiful and worth it! – Alicia C., Texas
  • If you are willing to stand for what you believe in .. you won’t need advice from me, because you will be able to handle whatever comes. – Whoopi Goldberg
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. – William Arthur Ward
  • If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. –Amy Tam
  • If you can’t resolve your problems in peace, you can’t solve war. – Somalian proverb
  • If you come to a fork in the road, take it. – Yogi Berra
  • If you do things well, do them better.  Be daring, be first, be different, be just. – Anita Roddick
  • If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. – George Harrison
  • If you ever feel like you’re just one person trying to change something, I promise there are hundreds, thousands, if not millions of people out there who feel the same way as you, who want to make a difference. – Saira O’Mallie ( * advocacy )
  • If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers.  They are society’s heroes.  –Guy Kawasaki
  • If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. – A.A. Milne
  • If you put in you can take out. –Yiddish proverb
  • If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. – Anita Roddick
  • If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. – Thomas Jefferson
  • If you want to go quickly, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together. –African proverb
  • If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. – Booker T. Washington
  • Ignorance is the root and stem of all evil. – Plato (c.428-348 BCE)
  • Imagine.  Believe. Achieve. –Unknown
  • Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. – Fred Rogers
  • In healthy body healthy spirit. – Polish proverb
  • In heaven, all the interesting people are missing – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • In life we are each other’s angels.  –Charity Tilleman-Dick (double lung transplant/opera singer)
  • In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.  –Jules Verne
  • In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men. – Cicero
  • In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. – Dalai Lama
  • In order to learn the most important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear.  –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • In the company of the good we become good. – Dutch proverb
  • In the end we all become memories. – Call The Midwife
  • In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science. – Martin L. Fischer (1879-1962)
  • In this world, you must be a bit too kind in order to be kind enough. [ Le Jeu de l’Amour et du Hasard, 1730, act I, sc 2] – Pierre Carlet De Chamblain De Marivaux (1688-1763)
  • Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. –Albert Einstein
  • Integrity is the essence of everything successful.  –R. Buckminister Fuller
  • Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. – Albert Einstein
  • Intelligence plus character – That is the goal of true education. –Martin Luther King
  • Invisible wounds are the hardest to heal, for their closure depends upon the love of others.  On patience, understanding, and the tender gift of time. – Jenny (Call the Midwife)
  • It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life. – Fred Rogers
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela
  • It depends. – Dr. Keith Yoshizuka
  • It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. – John Steinbeck
  • It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. – Samuel Butler
  • It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein
  • It’s not about how much we  give but how much love we put into giving. -Mother Teresa
  • It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s life perfectly. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.  –Voltaire
  • It is hard to please everyone.  – Chinese proverb
  • It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. – Napolean Hill
  • It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?’ – A.A. Milne
  • It is never too late to give up our prejudices. – Henry David Thoreau
  • It is not enough to be compassionate – you must act. – Dalai Lama
  • It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – William Shakespeare
  • … it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. –David Steindl-Rast
  • It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.  –Henry David Thoreau
  • It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. – William James
  • It is spilled water. – Korean proverb
  • It is the long history of humankind that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin
  • It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics. – George Bernard Shaw
  • It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle (c.384-322 BCE)
  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein
  • It is the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.  –Michael Morpurgo
  • It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. – Maya Angelou
  • It takes more than one cold day for a river to freeze three feet deep. – Chinese proverb
  • It takes two to make a quarrel but only one to end it. – Nicaraguan proverb
  • It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. – Philip Green
  • It’s funny how you wake up each day and never really know if it’ll be the one that will change your life forever – The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
  • It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau
  • It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up. – Vince Lombardi
  • It takes a whole village to raise a child – African proverb
  • It takes two to make a quarrel but only one to end it. – Nicaraguan proverb
  • I’ve just tried to observe what the hell happened.  The motivating force in my life is curiosity.  I’ve always been curious, and I don’t know why. – Edward Robb Ellis, diarist

J

  • Just as food eaten without appetite is a tedious nourishment, so does study without zeal damage the memory by not assimilating what it absorbs.  – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost. – Unknown
  • Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. – Pericles (c 495-429 BCE)
  • Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Just follow your heart, and keep smiling.  –Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Just watching my cats make me happy.  –Paula Cole

K

  • Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable. – Mary Oliver
  • Keep well.  See you in a little while. – Elvis Costello (composer)
  • Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Keep your face always towards the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.   –Walt Whitman
  • Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller
  • Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.  –Lao Tzu
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa
  • Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. – Plutarch (c.46-120 AD)
  • Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people. – Fred Rogers
  • Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.  It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. –Calvin Coolidge
  • Knowledge is power.  Information is liberating.  Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family – Kofi Annan
  • Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. – Guinean proverb

L

  • Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. –Victor Borge
  • Learn everything you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time you will be grateful you did.  –Sarah Caldwell
  • Learning expands great souls. –Nambian proverb
  • Learning if you use it, increases. – Swahili proverb
  • Learning is a treasure that will follow it’s owner anywhere. –Chinese proverb
  • Less is more. – Robert Browning (1812-1889)
  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi
  • Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.  Live today with gusto.  –Dale Carnegie
  • Let us be kinder to one another. – Aldous Huxley
  • Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
  • Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. – Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani activist for female education)
  • Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber
  • Let us remember we are all part of one American family.  We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest. – Barack Obama
  • Let your mind be quiet, realizing the beauty of the world, and the immense, the boundless treasures that it holds in store. –Edward Carpenter
  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. – Rumi
  • Let’s dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else can. – Shirley Briggs
  • Life brings me only good experiences.  I am open to new and wonderful changes. –Louise Hay
  • Life brings simple pleasures to us every day.  It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. – Cathy Allen
  • Life, even in the hardest times, is full of moments to savor.  They will not come this way again, not in this way. –Paula Rinehart
  • Life has no remote, get up and change it yourself. – Anon
  • Life is an empty dream.  –Robert Browning (1812-1889)
  • Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll
  • Life is about growing and improving and getting better.  –Conor McGregor
  • Life is always now. –Tennessee Williams
  • Life is a marvelous, transitory adventure. –Nikki Giovanni
  • Life is a song – sing it.  Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it.  Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it.  Life is love – enjoy it. – Sai Baba
  • Life is about balance, and we all have to make the effort in areas that we can to enable us to make a difference. – Orlando Bloom (actor)
  • Life is an empty dream.  –Robert Browning (1812-1889)
  • Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others. –Helen Keller
  • Life is best experienced with a sense of awe, wonder and discovery.  Go about life with a child’s curiosity.  –Tom Gregory
  • Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.  – Albert Einstein
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.  –George Bernard Shaw
  • Life is suffering.  It is hard. The world is cursed.  But still you find reasons to keep on living.  –Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • Life is very interesting if you make mistakes. –Georges Carpentier
  • Life is without meaning.  You bring the meaning to it.  The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.  Being alive is the meaning. – Joseph Campbell
  • Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.   – Ferris, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Life supports me in every possible way. –Louise Hay
  • Light tomorrow, with today.  –Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Listen to your life.  All moments are key moments.  –Frederick Buechner
  • Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy, like the heaven above.  –Julia A. Fletcher Carney (1823-1908)
  • Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. – Matt Cameron
  • Live the life you’ve dreamed. –Henry David Thoreau
  • Live with life.  Be courageous, adventurous.  Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve. – Maya Angelou
  • Live with vultures, become a vulture; live with crows, become a crow. – Laotian Proverb
  • Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Living is a thing you do now or never which do you do?  – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • Losing one glove is certainly painful, but nothing compares to the pain, of losing one, throwing away the other, and finding the first one again. – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • Love is an unavoidable part of life – but something magical can come out of it. – Rhik Samadder (actor and Guardian columnist) – @whatsamadder
  • Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to. – Anon
  • Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. John Lennon
  • Love is when you wake up in the morning thinking of that person. When they are the last thing you think of before you fall asleep. When seeing them makes your day better.   When they are the first person you call with good or bad news. It’s when no words are needed for comfort. It’s knowing that no matter how angry you are with them or vice versa you work it out. Knowing that they are there. Trusting implicitly. – Anon/Craigslist
  • Love of beauty is taste.  The creation of beauty is art.–Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Love one another – George Harrison
  • Love yourself. -Unknown
  • Love yourself.  It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out. –Jenn Proske

M

  • Make the best use of what’s in your power and take the rest as it happens. – Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD)
  • Make Today Count.
  • Make today ridiculously amazing. -Unknown
  • Make yourself necessary to somebody.  Do not make life hard to any. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. – John F. Kennedy
  • Many hands make light work. – Haya (Tanzania) proverb
  • Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Many people look up to me & recognize my worth; I am admired. -Unknown
  • May you live all the days of your life. –Jonathan Swift
  • Memento Vivere.  Love while you’ve got love to give.  Live while you’ve got life to live.  – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • Memory …. is the diary that we all carry about with us. – Oscar Wilde
  • Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved. – Thomas Fuller
  • Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Men, said the Devil, are good to their brothers: they don’t want to mend their own ways but each other’s. – Piet Hein
  • Mistakes are proof that you are trying. -Unknown
  • Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. – Dale Carnegie
  • Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all the beauty had gone out of life. —Erich Fromm
  • Music I heard with you was more than music, And bread I broke with you was more than bread.  Now that I am without you, all is desolate; All that was once so beautiful is dead. – Conrad Aiken (1889 – )
  • My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.  – Unknown
  • My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil. -Unknown
  • My father was my teacher.  But most importantly he was a great dad. –Beau Bridges
  • My fears of tomorrow are simply melting away. -Unknown
  • My future is an ideal projection of what I envision now. -Unknown
  • My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them. –Bono
  • My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean.  Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops? – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  • My life is just beginning. -Unknown
  • My old clock used to tell the time and subdivide diurnity; but now it’s lost both hands and chime and only tells eternity.   – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • My presence is my power. – @GabbyBernstein
  • My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success but success of a collective. – Whakatauki (Maori proverb)
  • My thoughts are filled with positivity and my life is plentiful with prosperity. -Unknown
  • Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world. – Ansel Adams

N

  • Necessity is the mother of invention. – Plato (c.428-348 BCE)
  • Needle in a haystack – Arabic proverb
  • Neither blame nor praise yourself. – Plutarch (c.46-120 AD)
  • Never allow waiting to become a habit.  Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.  – Anon
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only that ever has. – Margaret Mead
  • Never let yesterday use up today.  –Richard Nelson
  • Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. – Henry David Thoreau
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop
  • No house should ever be on any hill or on anything.  It should be of the hill, belonging to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other. – Frank Lloyd Wright, 1869-1959 [ An Autobiography, 1932 ]
  • No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus (c  535-475 BCE)
  • No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams
  • No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations. – Louis L’amour
  • No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it. – H.E. Luccock
  • Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much they care. –Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nobody has a better vision of who you are than yourself.  –Sheryl Crow
  • Nobody is born wise. – African proverb
  • None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.  – Henry David Thoreau
  • None of us, including me, ever do great things.  But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. – Mother Teresa
  • Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution.  Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. – Thomas A. Edison
  • Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves – Henry David Thoreau
  • Nothing is ever lost by courtesy.  It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much. – Erastus Wiman
  • Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. – Auguste Rodin
  • Nothing changes if nothing changes. – Unknown
  • Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just to be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Now the first suggestion is to aim high, but be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination, if you always strive for excellence, you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live. – Sandra Day O’Connor to Gettysburg College in 2008
  • Nurture your minds with great thoughts.  To believe in the heroic makes heroes.  –Benjamin Disraeli

O

  • Observation, Reason, Human understanding, Courage; these make the physician. – Martin L. Fischer (1879-1962)
  • Occasionally indulging in a do-nothing day is more than worth the price. – Malcom Forbes
  • Old ways won’t open new doors.
  • Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. – Dean Koontz
  • Once you’ve met someone you never really forget them. – Spirited Away (2001)
  • One Day At a Time.
  • One day at a time – this is enough. … Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. – Ida Scott Taylor
  • One day teaches the other. –Proverb
  • One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming. – Morgan Harper Nichols
  • One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself. – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  • One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.  Lewis Carroll
  • One flower maketh not a bouquet. – French Proverb
  • One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. – Lewis Carroll
  • One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Seneca (c. 4 BCE—65 AD)
  • One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested. – E.M. Forster
  • One today is worth two tomorrows.  –Benjamin Franklin
  • Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem – Akan proverb
  • One person of integrity can make a difference … – Elie Wiesel
  • One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home. – Pam Brown
  • Only dead fish go with the flow. -Unknown
  • Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.  – Carol Burnett
  • Only you can control your future. – Dr. Seuss
  • Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
  • Our aspirations are our possibilities. – Samuel Johnson
  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. –Confucious
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison
  • Our greatness comes when we appreciate each other’s strengths, when we learn from each other, when we lean on each other. – Michelle Obama
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Our life is frittered away by detail … simplify, simplify.  –Henry David Thoreau
  • Our lives are not our own.  We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  • Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behaviour. – Logan Pearsall Smith
  • Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings.  I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion.  We are all in this life together.  –Linda Thompson
  • Our workforce & our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone & recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one. –Thomas Perez

P

  • Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. – Plutarch (c.46-120 AD)
  • Patience is also a form of action. –Auguste Rodin
  • People say, “What is the sense of our small effort?”  They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. -Dorothy Day
  • Perform at a consistently higher level than others.  That’s the mark of a true professional.  – Joe Paterno
  • Persistence and curiosity. …. He told Hoffman that as Google scaled, they kept hiring “glue people,” people who may be pleasant and competent but “who sit between functions and help either side but don’t themselves add a lot of value.” He and Google’s cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, decided it was time to overhaul their hiring system.  They developed various processes for finding talent – including peer interviews, tests, & lines of questioning. — but Schmidt said that ultimately two simple things matter more than anything in a job candidate, and they’re the same for a startup or a massive corporation. They are persistence and curiosity. … Schmidt told Hoffman that “persistence is the single biggest predictor of future success. … And the second thing was curiosity. What do you care about? The combination of persistence and curiosity is a very good predictor of employee success in a knowledge economy.” … He said it matters less how you discover those traits in the hiring process than the actual discovery of them. And then finally, ask yourself if you would enjoy working with that person, since your final decision “has a lot to do with if the person is interesting or not.” – Eric Schmidt (Google)
  • Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. – John F. Kennedy
  • Politeness is the poison of collaboration. – Edwin Land
  • Practice is the best of all instructors. –Publilius Syrus
  • Prescription – A bit of virtue will never hurt you. – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • Professionalism is about having the integrity, honesty, and sincere regard for the personhood of the customer, in the context of always doing what is best. – Eric Lippert
  • Professionalism: It’s NOT the job you DO, It’s HOW you DO the job. – Anonymous
  • Professionalism means consistency of quality. – Frank Tyger
  • Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. –A.A. Milne
  • Prove them wrong.
  • Purpose is an essential element of you.  It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history.  Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill. Whatever you choose for a career path, remember the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.  When I dared to challenge the system that would relegate us to victims and stereotypes with no clear historical backgrounds, no hopes or talents, when I questioned that method of portrayal, a different path opened up for me.  The path to my destiny. – Chadwick Boseman (Star of “Black Panther”) to Howard University
  • Pursue some path, however narrow & crooked, in which you can walk with love & reverence. – Henry David Thoreau

Q

  • Quiet thoughts mend the body. – Chinese proverb

R

  • Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. –Henry David Thoreau
  • Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’  It’s a voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final.  That voice says to you, ‘Get out of bed.  Keep going.  I will not quit.’ – Cory Booker
  • Real leadership comes from the quiet nudging of an inner voice.  It comes from realizing that the time has come to move beyond waiting to doing. – Madeleine Albright
  • Recall it as often as you wish; a happy memory never wears out. –Libbie Fudim
  • Remedies’ Remedies.  Pills are useful against ills and against too many pills. – Piet Hein (grooks)
  • Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.  -Alexander the Great
  • Renew your passions daily. –Terri Guillemets
  • Right now, when we’re hearing so much disturbing rhetoric, it is so important to remember that our diversity has been – and – will always be – our greatest source of strength and pride here in the United States. – Michelle Obama

S

  • Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.  – George Bernard Shaw
  • See with your mind as well as your eyes. – Anon
  • Seeing is a neglected enterprise. – Saul Leiter, artist
  • Seek respect, not attention.  It lasts longer. – Unknown
  • Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.  (about aiming high or for what is truly valuable, but it’s real message is to be persistent and don’t let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal) – Whakatauki (maori proverb)
  • Seize the time.  Live now.  Make now always the most precious time.  Now will never come again. – Captain Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek Next Generation (The Inner Light episode, Season 5)
  • Self-respect – that cornerstone of all virtue. – John Herschel
  • Shared joy is double joy. –Swedish proverb
  • Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. – Randy Pausch
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Sleep is the best meditation.  –Dalai Lamai
  • Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.  –John De Paola
  • Smile in the mirror.  Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life. – Yoko Ono
  • Smile.  Share hugs.  Extend love. -Unknown
  • Society is unity in diversity. – George Herbert Mead
  • So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say life is good. – Helen Keller
  • Some people are afraid of heights.  I’m afraid of widths. – Steven Wright
  • Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great.  You can be that great generation.  Let your greatness blossom. – Nelson Mandela
  • So much in life depends on our attitude. -Unknown
  • Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first. – Sean Maguire, from Good Will Hunting
  • Some people care too much.  I think it is called Love. –A.A. Milne
  • Sometimes I wonder if life is really worth it, then I look at your smile and I know it is. – PictureQuotes.com
  • Sometimes, simply recognizing the storm allows it to pass. -Unknown
  • Sometimes, the best way to make a big difference is adding up lots of small ones. – Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
  • Sometimes the heart desires very simple things.   The heart holds within it all that is most precious, all that we must protect.  But it is also braver and bolder, more resilient than we realize.  If we wound it, it will heal.  And if it breaks, it learns to beat again. – Jenny (Call the Midwife)
  • Sometimes we are tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths. – Unknown
  • Sometimes you have to fight for the things that are worth fighting for. –The Secret Life of Arrietty (2010)
  • Speaking, though speechless, it exercises dominion over the mind. – Latin Proverb
  • Stars can’t shine without darkness. -Unknown
  • Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St. Francis of Assisi
  • Start by starting. –Meryl Streep
  • Starting is half the task. – Korean proverb
  • Stay positive, work hard, make it happen. -Unknown
  • Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.  –Dr. Seuss
  • Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. – Bondei proverb
  • Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience. – Mary Wollstonecraft (18th century English Writer and Philosopher)
  • Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. –George Bernard Shaw
  • Success is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it. … Err in the direction of kindness. – George Saunders
  • Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
  • Study Hard! – Dr. Eric Ip
  • Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you. –Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Study the past, if you would divine the future. – Confucius
  • Stuff just happens when your attitude is really good, when you approach things with an open mind. – John Abercrombie (-2017)
  • Success in life should be determined by contributions, not accumulations.  –Arthur F. Lenehan
  • Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. –George Bernard Shaw
  • Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. –Marilyn vos Savant
  • Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. –Al Capp
  • Success in life should be determined by contributions, not accumulations.  –Arthur F. Lenehan

T

  • Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network.  Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with the same attitude you started.  Renew your contract with a day well completed. –Rick Pitino
  • Take pride in how far you’ve come.  Have faith in how far you can go.  But don’t forget to enjoy the journey. – Michael Josephson
  • Take things as they come.  – Chinese proverb
  • Take time first thing to visualize an incredible day.  –Robin Howard
  • Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. – Michael Jordan
  • Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual.  If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • Teamwork begins by building trust.  And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for vulnerability. – Patrick Lencioni
  • Teamwork is a strategic decision. – Patrick Lencioni
  • Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.  The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.  It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. – Andrew Carnegie
  • Teamwork requires some sacrifice up front; people who work as a team have to put the collective needs of the group ahead of their individual interests. –Patrick Lencioni
  • Technology cannot produce compassion. – Dalai Lama
  • Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are. –Chinese Proverb
  • Thank you for making so many ordinary moments, extraordinary. – Anonymous
  • Thank you for being the reason I smile. – Anon
  • Thank you for being you. – Anon
  • Thank you for being an important part of my story. – Anon
  • Thank you for brightening my world. – Anon
  • Thank you for always giving me the extra push I need. – Anon
  • The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. – William S. Burroughs
  • The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people. —Anon
  • The early bird gets the worm. – Polish proverb
  • The essential is invisible to the eyes.  – The Little Prince
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong in the world. – Paul Farmer  ( * advocacy )
  • The Life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The more I see the less I know for sure. –John Lennon
  • The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. – Robert Holden
  • There is always, always, always something to be thankful for. – Anon
  • There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas
  • There’s a certain kind of charm and comfort in disorder that not everyone appreciates. – Saul Leiter, artist
  • Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. – Art Linkletter
  • This is the dark before the dawn.  But there is always a dawn. – Sister Winifred (Call the Midwife)
  • Time is the best healer. – Russian proverb
  • Time is the wisest counselor of all. – Pericles (c 495-429 BCE)
  • Time spent with cats is never wasted. – Sigmund Freud
  • Time.  Does time exist? I gravely doubt it.  But gosh, what should we do without it?  – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.  If a man can control his mind he can find the way to enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. –Buddha
  • To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself.  –Stephen Curry
  • To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. –Gene Tunney
  • To keep the body in good health is a duty …. otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. –Buddha
  • To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. –Bruce Lee
  • The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. –Thomas Berger
  • The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.  – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • The art of communication is the language of leadership. – James Humes
  • The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. – Mark Van Doren
  • The bad news is time flies.  The good news is you’re the pilot.  –Michael Altshuler
  • The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.  –BB King
  • The best people want to work the big challenges. – Larry Page
  • The best teamwork comes from those who are working independently toward one goal in unison. – James Cash Penney  ( * teamwork, hard work, collaboration )
  • The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. – Francis Maitland Balfour
  • The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.  –Audrey Hepburn
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Gandhi
  • The best work is not what is most difficult you; it is what you do best. –Jean Paul Sartre
  • The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.  –Marian Wright Edelman
  • The day’s length.  If a man has a great deal to put in them, a day will have a hundred pockets. -Nietzsche
  • The early bird gets the worm. – Polish proverb
  • The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  –Martin Luther King
  • That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. – Emily Dickinson
  • The day’s length.  If a man has a great deal to put in them, a day will have a hundred pockets. – NIETZSCHE (Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits)  –
  • The definition of insanity is doing the same things but expecting differing results. – Albert Einstein
  • The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.  –Plato
  • The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. –Flora Whittemore
  • The earth speaks to us all, and if we listen, we can understand. –Castle in the sky (1986)
  • The end of hardship comes happiness. – Korean proverb
  • The end result of kindness is that it draws people back to you. – Anita Roddick
  • The essence of health is an inner kind of balance. –Dr. Andrew Weil
  • The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  –Martin Luther King
  • The fireworks begin today.  Each diploma is a lighted match.  Each one of you is a fuse. – Edward Koch
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day. –Gloria Steinem
  • The future turns out to be something that you make instead of find. – Lewis Lapham
  • The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life. – George Bernard Shaw
  • The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work. –Michael Jackson
  • The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires. – Seneca (c. 4 BCE—65 AD)
  • The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. – Meryl Streep
  • The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. – Hubert H. Humphrey
  • The greatest wealth is to live content with little. – Plato (c.428-348 BCE)
  • The highest result of education is tolerance. – Helen Keller
  • The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. –Mother Teresa
  • The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. – Debbie Fields
  • The important thing is the diversity available on the web. – Tim Berners-Lee
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu
  • The key to everything is determination. –Arabic proverb
  • The Life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The mediocre teacher tells.  The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.  The great teacher inspires – William Arthur Ward
  • The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life. –Buckminister Fuller
  • The moments of happiness we enjoy takes us by surprise.  It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. –Ashley Montagu
  • The more I love, the more I regret how little I know.  – Claude Monet
  • The more I see the less I know for sure. –John Lennon
  • The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. –Dr. Seuss
  • The more we study the more we discover our ignorance. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. –Thales
  • The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen. –GK Chesterton
  • The most important thing about Spaceship Earth – an instruction book didn’t come with it. – R. Buckminister Fuller
  • The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give into peer pressure to try to be something you’re not. – Ellen DeGeneres to Tulane in 2009
  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. –EE Cummings
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is mere tenacity.  The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. –Amelia Earhart
  • The important thing is the diversity available on the web. – Tim Berners-Lee
  • The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. – Henry David Thoreau
  • The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. –Arnold Palmer
  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. –EE Cummings
  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. –Leonardo Da Vinci
  • The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. – Anthony Robbins
  • The only person who is educated is the one who learned how to learn and change. – Carl Rogers
  • The only thing you take with you when you’ve gone is what you leave behind.  –John Allston
  • The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates (c.469-399 BCE)
  • The only way to have a friend is to be one.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The only way to make a new road is to walk it. – Admiral Cornwell, Star Trek Discovery
  • The past cannot be changed.  The future is yet in your power. – Unknown
  • The past is your lesson.  The present is your engine.  The future is your motivation. – Unknown
  • The postman wants an autograph.  The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake.  Everyone wants a piece of you.  – John Lennon
  • The price of greatness is responsibility – Winston Churchill
  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.  –Pablo Picasso
  • The purpose of life is a life of purpose. – Robert Byrne
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain
  • The simple act of caring is heroic. – Edward Albert
  • The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde
  • The strength of the team is each individual member.  The strength of each member is the team. – Phil Jackson
  • The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. –CS Lewis
  • The war …. was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if fore bearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. – Robert E. Lee
  • The whole life of a man is but a point in time; let us enjoy it. – Plutarch (c.46-120 AD)
  • The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. – MK Clinton
  • The wisest mind has something yet to learn …. – George Santayana
  • The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in. –James Baldwin
  • The world is but a canvas to our imagination. – Henry David Thoreau
  • The world is full of love that goes unspoken.  It doesn’t mean that it is felt less deeply or that separation leaves a cleaner wound.  Its beauty … and its pain are in its silence. – Jenny (Call the Midwife)
  • The world lives on hope. – Afghan Proverb
  • The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. – MK Clinton
  • There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them. –Charles D. Gill
  • There are two ways to face the future.  One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation.  –Jim Rohn
  • There can be no peace without understanding. –Sengalese proverb
  • There can be no rainbows without rain. – Unknown
  • There is food at the end of my hands (Said by a person who can use his basic abilities & resources to create success). – Whakatauki (Maori proverb)
  • There is much to be done, there is much than can be done. –Elie Wiesel
  • There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life. –Sister Mary Rose McGeady
  • There is no substitute for hard work. –Thomas A. Edison
  • There is no wealth but life. –John Ruskin
  • There is nothing impossible to him who will try. -Alexander the Great
  • There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – R.Buckminister Fuller
  • There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you bob aimlessly in the current.  Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become.  This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus. – Jodie Foster to University of Pennsylvania in 2006
  • There’s a way to do it better – find it. – Thomas A. Edison
  • The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team. – Lewis B. Ergen
  • The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. –Paulo Coelho
  • The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. -Unknown
  • The supreme art of war it to subdue the enemy without fighting. –Sun Tzu
  • The things that divide us are far less important than those that connect us. – Rachel Naomi Remen
  • The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, jr.
  • The value of an idea lies in the using of it. – Thomas A. Edison
  • The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1907-
  • The wisest is the one who can forgive. –Arabic proverb
  • The world is but a canvas to our imagination. – Henry David Thoreau
  • There are no boundaries, only possibilities. –Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
  • There are three ways to ultimate success; The first way is to be kind.  The second way is to be kind.  The third way is to be kind.Fred Rogers
  • There can be no rainbows without rain. – Unknown
  • There is no script.  Live your life. Soak it all in.  – Dick Costolo to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013
  • There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. –Alexander Woollcott
  • There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – R.Buckminister Fuller
  • There’s always tomorrow. –Arabic proverb
  • There is no substitute for hard work. –Thomas A. Edison
  • …. There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. –Alexander Woollcott
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.  –George Sand
  • The supreme art of war it to subdue the enemy without fighting. –Sun Tzu
  • The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. – Robert Brault
  • The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world. – James Baldwin
  • The world lives on hope. – Afghan Proverb
  • Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.  – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Things worth doing seldom come easy. -Unknown
  • This is a new day.  I begin anew and claim and create all that is good.  And so it is. – Louise Hay
  • Those who know how to think need no teachers. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. –J.M.Barrie
  • Thou art the star for which all evening waits. – George Sterling (1869-1926) [ Aldebaran at Dusk ]
  • Thoughts on a station platform.  It ought to be plain, how little you gain, by getting excited and vexed.  You’ll always be late, for the previous train, and always in time, for the next.  – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • Time is the best healer. – Russian proverb
  • To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. Marilyn vos Savant
  • To be willing is to be able – French proverb
  • To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. –Gene Tunney
  • To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself.  –Stephen Curry
  • To get lost is to learn the way. – African proverb
  • To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. –Bruce Lee
  • To lead people walk behind them. –Lao Tzu
  • To live is not to live for oneself alone; let us help one another. –Menander
  • To live is to choose.  But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there. – Kofi Atta Annan
  • To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now. – Fred Rogers
  • To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. – Phyllis Theroux
  • To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and  a whole heart and a free mind. -Pearl S. Buck
  • Today is going to be a really, really good day. – Louise Hay
  • Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
  • Today I’m thankful for education. 
  • Tough times never last, but tough people do.  – Robert H. Schuller
  • Treasure this day, and treasure yourself.  Truly, neither will ever happen again.  – Ray Bradbury
  • True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the future. – Seneca (c. 4 BCE—65 AD)
  • Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou
  • T.T.T.  Put up in a place where it is easy to see the cryptic admonishment T.T.T.  When you feel how depressingly slowly you climb, it’s well to remember that Things Take Time.  –Piet Hein (Grooks)

U

  • Unity is strength … When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.  –Mattie Stepanek
  • Unmarried, I have no master.  I am myself. – Elisabeth: The Golden Age (movie)
  • Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. –Helen Keller
  • Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity. – Robert Kennedy
  • Unity is strength, division is weakness. – Swahili proverb
  • Unity is strength … When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.  –Mattie Stepanek
  • … very little is needed to make a happy life. –Marcus Aurelius

V

  • Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. –Jonathan Swift
  • Vote early and vote often. – William Porcher Miles (1822-1899)
  • 😠 Wait before you hate. 😱 Name it to tame it. 🤩 Praise should have no delays. 🤢 Adjust before disgust. 😢 Sad is not bad. Inspired by ‘s Inside Out

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  • Wait for the wisest of all counselors, Time.  –Pericles (518-438 BC)
  • Wake up with determination.  Go to bed with satisfaction. -Unknown
  • War is peace.  Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength. –George Orwell
  • War is something of man’s own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there. –A.A. Milne
  • Water is life, and clean water means health. – Audrey Hepburn
  • We are all family, and the planet is our home. – Louise Hay
  • We are in charge of our attitudes. – Charles R. Swindoll
  • We are a nation of communities … a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of lights in a broad and peaceful sky. – George H.W. Bush
  • We are all different, which is great because we are all unique.  Without diversity life would be very boring. – Catherine Pulsifer
  • We choose what attitudes we have right now.  And it’s a continuing choice. – John C. Maxwell
  • We were born to love, and we were born to have the courage for it. So be brave — the rest is easy. – Senator John McCain
  • We are each gifted in a unique and important way.  It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.  –Evelyn Mary Dunbar
  • We are gifted in a unique and important way.  It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. – Evelyn Mary Dunbar
  • We are made to persist. … That’s how we find out who we are. –Tobias Wolfe
  • We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. – George Bernard Shaw
  • … We are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others. –Gordon B. Hinkley
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle (c.384-322 BCE)
  • We become happier, much happier, when we realize that life is an opportunity rather than an obligation. –Mary Augustine
  • We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.  Different people, different beliefs, different hopes, different dreams. – Jimmy Carter
  • We but mirror the world.  All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body.  If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.  This is the divine mystery supreme a wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.  -Gandhi
  • We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thorton Wilder
  • We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. – Galileo Galilei
  • We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become. –David Hawkins
  • We don’t develop courage by being happy every day.  We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. –Barbara De Angelis
  • We each need to find our own inspiration.  Sometime’s it’s not easy. –Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.  The amount of work is the same.  –Carlos Castaneda
  • We get strength and encouragement from watching children.  –Hayao Miyazaki
  • We have art in order not to die of the truth – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • We judge others by their behavior.  We judge ourselves by our intentions. – Ian Percy
  • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill
  • We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. -Joseph Campbell
  • We must cultivate our garden. – Voltaire
  • We must cultivate our garden“, in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, “all is for the best” in the “best of all possible worlds”. – Voltaire (concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept)
  • We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. – John F. Kennedy
  • We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell
  • We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges. – Tim Berners-Lee
  • We each need to find our own inspiration.  Sometime’s it’s not easy.  –Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity.  We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, & inclusion. – Max de Pree
  • We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic & cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.  – Cesar Chavez
  • We should celebrate that which makes us most human: perspective, surprise and connection. Letters to strangers — and from strangers — can satisfy all three. -Elise Hu
  • We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give. – John Petit-Senn
  • We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota Indian Proverb
  • Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. – Rumi
  • Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD)
  • Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. –A.A. Milne
  • What is any ocean but a multitude of drops? – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  • What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • What though the radiance that was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight.  Though nothing can bring back the hour of spendor in the grass, of glory in the flower.  We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. – Wordsworth
  • What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. – Pericles (c 495-429 BCE)
  • What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi
  • When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson
  • When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou
  • When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.  –Rabbi Harold Kushner
  • When you learn your self worth you will stop giving people discounts. -Anon
  • When you really want it, you are unstoppable. – @PatriciaMoreno33
  • When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. –Susan Sarandon
  • Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly. – Thomas Jefferson
  • What a cruel thing war is … to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors. – Robert E. Lee
  • … whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. –Flora Edwards
  • …. What is done in love is done well. –Vincent Van Gogh
  • What is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Le Petit Prince)
  • What is required is sight and insight – then you might add one more: excite. –Robert Frost
  • What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What Love is Like.  Love is like a pineapple, sweet and undefinable.  – Piet Hein (Grooks)
  • What though the radiance that was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight.  Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower.  We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. -Wordsworth
  • … what we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.  –Alexandra stoddard
  • What we do in life echoes in eternity.  –Maximus, from Gladiator
  • What you are will show in what you do. – Thomas A. Edison
  • What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while.  – Gretchen Rubin
  • What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi
  • … what we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.  –Alexandra Stoddard
  • When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. – Dale Carnegie
  • When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.  –Lao Tzu
  • When I went to the University, the medical school was the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life, its nature, it origins, and its ills.  –Albert Claude
  • When something bad happens you have three choices.  You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.  -Anon
  • When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. – Ethiopian proverb
  • When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. – Wilma Rudolph
  • When the whole world is silent, even once voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai
  • When we can’t change everything, making peace with the world might be an important part of our well-being.Claudia Hammond
  • When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. – Kristin  Armstrong
  • When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.  –Rabbi Harold Kushner
  • When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.
  • When you learn your self worth you will stop giving people discounts.
  • When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. –Susan Sarandon
  • When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. – Ellen Degeneres
  • Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca
  • Who has made a difference in your life? – Mister Rogers
  • Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?  – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Who in the world am I?  Ah, that’s the great puzzle.  – Alice in Wonderland
  • Why go through life if you’re not going to challenge yourself? –Conor McGregor
  • “Why not?” is a slogan for an interesting life. – Mason Cooley
  • Wisdom does not come overnight. – Somali proverb
  • Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. – Akan proverb
  • Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden. –Akan proverb
  • Wisdom is wealth. – Swahili proverb
  • Wishing you a great performance on your T4 quiz this morning!  …. I’ll see you at 8:45am this morning and hope to see everyone do super well on today’s quiz.  -Dr. Tara Jenkins (8/24/17)
  • With every rising of the sun, think of your life as just begun. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • With manners, everything can be obtained. – Nicaraguan proverb
  • With the new day comes new strengths and new thoughts. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.  –Malcolm X
  • Without memory, there is no culture.  Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. – Eli Wiesel
  • We get strength and encouragement from watching children.  –Hayao Miyazaki
  • With just a tiny ember of belief in yourself, you can move mountains. -squats_and_sprinkles (2020)
  • With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • WITHOUT a sense of CARING, THERE CAN be NO sense of COMMUNITY. – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.  –Malcolm X
  • Without effort, you can’t even pull a fish out of the pond. – Russian proverb
  • Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.  – Jahangir Khan
  • Without memory, there is no culture.  Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. – Eli Wiesel
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  • Without rest even the horse doesn’t gallop. Russian proverb
  • Without work there won’t be supper. –Polish proverb
  • With the new day comes new strengths and new thoughts. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Wonder is the beginning of understanding. – Unknown
  • Words have a longer life than deeds. – Pindar (518-438 BC)
  • Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. –Conan O’Brien
  • Work hard in silence: let success make the noise. – Unknown
  • Work is love made visible. – Kahlil Gibran

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Y

  • Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream – Khalil Gibran
  • Yesterday is gone and its tale told.  Today new seeds are growing. – Rumi
  • Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.  – Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Yesterday I was so clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi
  • You affect the world by what your browse. – Tim Berners-Lee
  • You are amazing. – Unknown
  • You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi
  • You are not alone in this world.  You are not alone with your problems. -Unknown
  • You are the one who can stretch your own horizon. – Edgar Magnin
  • You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.  – Dr. Seuss
  • You can never learn less, you can only learn more. –R. Buckminister Fuller
  • You cannot alter your fate.  However, you can rise to meet it.  –Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you.  You have to go to them sometimes. –A.A. Milne
  • You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me.  I can’t imagine what things would be like if I hadn’t met you. – Steve Maraboli
  • You create your opportunities by asking for them. –Patty Hansen
  • You have to learn to walk  before you can run. –Russian proverb
  • You know, you teach.  You do not know, you learn.  – Laotian Proverb
  • You make the road by walking on it. – Nicaraguan proverb
  • You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. – Michelle Obama
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. –Gandhi
  • You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.  – Henry David Thoreau
  • You must love and care for yourself, because that’s when the best comes out. –Tina Turner
  • You must study to be frank with the world: frankness is the child of honesty and courage. –Robert E. Lee
  • You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits.  When we all help one another, everybody wins. – Jim Stovall
  • You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  -Richard Buckminister Fuller
  • You only fail when you stop trying.
  • You reap what you sow. –Arabic proverb
  • You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.  –George Bernard Shaw
  • You were born to win, but to be winner, you must plan to win.  Prepare to win and expect to WIN. – Zig Ziglar
  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar
  • Your library is your paradise.   –Desiderius Erasmus
  • Your life, Your Terms.  –Chris Guillebeau
  • Your spark can become a flame and change everything.  –E.D. Nixon
  • You’ve got a tiger; so unchain it and then see what explanations they give.  -John Ashbery
  • You’ve got to do your own growing, not matter how tall your grandfather was. –Irish proverb
  • You’ve made this a special day by just being yourself.  There’s no one else in the world quite like you. – Fred McFeely (Fred Roger’s grandfather)
  • You were born to win, but to be winner, you must plan to win.  Prepare to win and expect to WIN. – Zig Ziglar
  • You will never have this day again.  Make it count. – Unknown
  • You will never win if you never begin. – Helen Rowland
  • You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success if found in your daily routine. – Unknown
  • Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.– Nora Ephron
  • Your dreams and visions are to be cherished.  They are messengers from your soul. -Unknown
  • Your life, Your Terms.  –Chris Guillebeau
  • Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential. – Kerry Washington
  • Your path is your character defining itself more and more every day, like a photograph coming into focus. – Jodie Foster
  • Your mind is a powerful thing.  When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. -Unknown
  • Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.  –Shiv Khera
  • Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. – Thomas A. Edison
  • You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is. –Will Rogers

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