Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. – Theodore H. White
It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)
When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. – Anonymous
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them. – Edward R. Murrow
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
– Nelson Mandela
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. – John F. Kennedy
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. – Meister Eckhart
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When virtue is lost, benevolence appears; when benevolence is lost, right conduct appears; when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.” – Lao Tzu (Taoism)
“All our knowledge begins with the senses, then proceeds to knowledge, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” – Immanuel Kant (Reason)
“A tree is identified by its fruit. Make a tree good, and its fruit will be good. Make a tree bad, and its fruit will be bad.” – Jesus Christ (Christianity)
“When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.” – Confucius (Confucianism)
“Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.” – Plato (Greek philosophy)
“All that we are is the result of our thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him.” – Gautama Buddha (Buddhism)
“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become honest by doing honest acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” – Aristotle (Metaphysics)