Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.
You can never live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
--John R. Wooden
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; we have hard work to do, and loads to lift, shun not the struggle! 'Tis God's gift! Be strong.
--Maltbie D. Babcock
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of another, always as an end and never as a means.
Refuse to die until you have won some victory for mankind.
We have mastered the air, conquered the sea, annihilated distance and prolonged life, but we are not wise enough to live on this earth without war and without hate.
We make our living by what we get. We make our life by what we give.
See how the masses of men worry themselves into nameless graves, while here and there a great unselfish soul forgets himself into immortality.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
God, give us men! A time like this demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and, ready hands; men whom the lust of office does not kill; men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; men who possess opinions and a will; men who have honor; men who will not lie; men who can stand before a demagogue and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking; tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking.
No vision and you perish; no ideal, and you're lost; your heart must ever cherish some faith at any cost, some hope, some dream to cling to, some rainbow in the sky, some melody to sing to, some service that is high.
--Harriet du Autremont
Guiding Principle in Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends
To appreciate beauty
To find the best in others
To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.