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"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

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." -Abraham Lincoln

"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." -Abraham Lincoln

"You will either step forward into growth, or you will step back into safety." -Abraham Maslow

"I'll take character over reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." -AJ Perez

"It's not that I'm so smart , it's just that I stay with problems longer." -Albert Einstein

"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person." -Albert Einstein

"The world is a dangerous place. Not because of those who do evil; but because of those who look on and do nothing." -Albert Einstein

"We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility." -Albert Einstein

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pine

"The purpose of human life is to show compassion and the will to help others." -Albert Schweitzer

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore

"True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason." -Alfred North Whitehead

"To be outstanding - get comfortable with being uncomfortable." -Alrik Koudenburg

"Leadership is about the decisions you make, the actions that you take each day. The world is waiting. Leadership is a choice - and it starts with you." -Alyse Nelson

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -Ambrose Redmoon

"A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do. Nothing else." -Andre Malraux

“Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.” -Andrew Bernstein

"Be courageous. It is one of the only places left uncrowded." -Anita Roddick

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -Anne Frank

"It's really a wonder I haven't dropped my ideals because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." -Anne Frank

"Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes." -Anonymous

"To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, to weep is to risk appearing sentimental, to reach out for another is to risk involvement, to expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is to risk their loss. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to not risk anything. Only a person who risks is free." -Anonymous

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle

"The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.” -Aristotle

"The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons." -Aristotle

"Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it: men come to be builders, for instance, by building, and harp players by playing the harp. In the same way, by doing just acts, we come to be just; by doing self-controlled acts, we come to be self-controlled; and by doing brave acts, we become brave." -Aristotle

"Where your talents and the needs of the world cross lies your calling." -Aristotle

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." -Aristotle

"The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done." -Arnold Palmer

"The resistance that you fight in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character." -Arnold Schwarzenegger

"To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can." -Arthur Ashe

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." -Arthur Ashe

"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." -Audre Lorde

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak." -Audre Lorde

"You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right." -Aung San Suu Kyi

"It takes tenacity and daring to travel the darkest interior of one's self." -Ban Breathnach

"When we live our lives authentically, we discover our true place in the world for the first time." -Ban Breathnach

"Go out and make a difference in your community. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating." -Barbara Sher

“Let the heroes in each of us thrive in our everyday words and action and in services of the greater good." -Benigno Aquino

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.” -Benjamin Disraeli

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” -Benjamin Disraeli

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many... Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." -Buddha

"Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it." –Buddha

"Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it." -C. Joybell C.

"We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers." -Carl Sagan

"You can’t live an extraordinary life by making ordinary choices." -Chad Ellsworth

"The key to warriorship ... is not being afraid of who you are.  Ultimately, that is the definition of bravery: not being afraid of yourself." -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

"Heroes lift themselves up and make themselves greater by pursuing something greater than their own self-interest." -Chris Lowney

"Heroism begins with each person considering, internalizing, and shaping his or her mission." -Chris Lowney

"Heroism is not just a response to a crisis but a consciously chosen approach to life." -Chris Lowney

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to perservere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -Christopher Reeve

"What is needed is not so much charismatic leaders as ordinary people rising to meet the extraordinary challenges of their time." -Clarence Lusane

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." -Clause T. Bissell

"By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart." -Confucius

"Before you tell me what you teach and preach, show me how you live and give." -Cory Booker

"Can you every single day tell a true testimony of who you are? That's really what life is about." -Cory Booker

"Heroism is not fighting some big battle. It is not standing up to some fearsome foe ... Heroism is every day getting up with a mission to show this world that you are going to light it up with your spirit, to make the best out of yourself." -Cory Booker

"Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example." -Cory Booker

"Life is about where you are right now, and the choices you make." -Cory Booker

"The history in our country speaks to our highest values of people who did not accept things as they are and go along with them. They resisted, they refused to accept the world as it is, they demanded it to be a better reflection of their highest dreams and highest aspirations." -Cory Booker

"The world you see outside of you will always be a reflection of what you have inside of you." -Cory Booker

"We always have choices, accept conditions as they are or take responsibility for changing them." -Cory Booker

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." -C. S. Lewis

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." -C.S. Lewis

"The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear, only the hero confronts his fear and converts it to fire." -Cus D'Amato

"It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others." -Dalai Lama

"A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become, and to release their energies so they will try to get there." -David R. Gergen

"Courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is believing and trusting that something is more powerful than what you are afraid of." -David Hellstrom

"Your power is not you. Your power is the trust others put in you." -David Hellstrom

"Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things." -Denis Diderot

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." -Desmond Tutu

"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"All that is necessary to break the intertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command for right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success." -Dorothea Brande

"To live the Heroic Life means taking action, living for high ideals, charging fearlessly into new and grand plans, building a name around your art or skill, and using your life to change the way the world works." -Drew Jacob

"What we must decide perhaps is how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are." -Edgar Z. Friedenberg

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good wo/men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

"Do one thing every day that scares you." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else... you surrender your own integrity." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"With each day comes new strength and new thoughts." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"¡Es mejor morir de pie que vivir de rodillas!" -Emiliano Zapata

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else." -Erma Bombeck

"Look your fear in the eye and move forward with determination. Feel the fear and do it anyways." -Esther Wamono

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." -Frederick Douglass

"When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing... you are doing what you were meant to be doing." -Gary Zukav

“If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.” -Geena Davis

"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can." -George Bernard Shaw

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -George Bernard Shaw

"Courage is only the accumulation of small steps." -George Konrad

"People tend to think that big things only happen to big people ... I think that is not true. The small decisions we make every day define who we are and define the world around us. … But I bet to you there is a decision every day in your life where you affect somebody else." -Guillermo del Toro

"Nobody can ever take your integrity away from you. Only you can give up your integrity." -H. Norman Schwarzkopf

‎"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make their minds to be either good or evil." -Hannah Arendt

"To be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization." -Harriet Beecher Stowe

"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

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death." -Harold Wilson

"Every one of you has the power, the will and the capacity to make a difference in the world in which you live." -Harry Belafonte

"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results." -Herman Melville

"Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman

"Faith can move mountains. Doubt can create them." -Howard Wight

"Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world." -Jane Addams

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt." -Jane Addams

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference." -Jane Goodall

"The greatest danger to our future is apathy." -Jane Goodall

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -Jane Goodall

"The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour." -Japanese proverb

"We cannot fairly expect more of our leaders until we expect more of ourselves." -Jennifer Killian

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." -Jesse Owens

"Discipline is consistency of action." -Jim Collins

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." -Joel A. Barker

"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking." -Johann von Goethe

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!" -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." -John F. Kennedy

"If you're ready we can shake the world, Believe again, It starts within, We should be the change that we want to see." -John Legend

"Each person leaves a legacy - a single, small piece of herself, which makes richer each individual life and the collective life of humanity as a whole." -John Nichols

"'If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." -John Wesley

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." -John Wooden

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" -John Wooden

"If you don't stick to your values when they are tested, they're not values: they're hobbies." -Jon Stewart

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph Campbell

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive." -Joseph Campbell

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." -Joseph Campbell

"The call to adventure signifies that destiny has summoned the hero." -Joseph Campbell

"The function of (heroic) symbols is to give you a sense of Aha! Yes, I know what it is, it's myself." -Joseph Campbell

"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness." -Joseph Campbell

"Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself." -Joseph Campbell

"Challenges are what make life interesting & overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Joshua J. Marine

"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” -Karen Ravn

"Don't shrink your dreams. Super-size your courage and abilities." -Karen Salmansohn

"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 Annan

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." -Lao Tzu

"Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person." -Leo Tolstoy

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." -Leonardo da Vinci

"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." -Les Brown

"One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others." -Levi Strauss

"Life's a forge - Yes, and hammer and anvil, too. You'll be roasted, smelted, and pounded, and you'll scarce know what's happening to you. But stand proudly to it. Metal's worthless till it is shaped and tempered. More labor than luck. Face the pounding, don't fear the proving; and you'll stand well against any hammer and anvil." -Lloyd Alexander

"We can't help everyone, but we can help someone." -Dr. Loretta Scott

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz

"The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult." -Madame Marie du Deffand

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become." -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." -Marcus Aurelius

"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." -Margaret Wheatley

"It is time to stop waiting for someone to save us. It is time to face the truth of our situation - that we're all in this together, that we all have a voice - and figure out how to mobilize the hearts and minds of everyone in our workplaces and communities." -Margaret Wheatley

"You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you really want." -Margaret Young

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." -Marianne Williamson

"The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us." -Marianne Williamson

"Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." -Mark Twain

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." -Mark Twain

"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"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." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership… Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money, but in love with humanity. Leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"When we look for the good in others, we discover the best in ourselves." -Martin Walsh

"Having a focus on social change means looking for things that need and deserve attention and by focusing energy on them better experiences are created for other people." -Marybeth J. Drechsler & William A. Jones, Jr.

"The most important part of being a change agent is connecting to an issue that matters." -Marybeth J. Drechsler & William A. Jones, Jr.

"The opposite of a hero is not a villain, it’s a bystander." -Matt Langdon

"The most deadly poison of our time is indifference." -Maximilian Kolbe

"Close scrutiny will show that most 'crisis situations' are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are." -Maxwell Maltz

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." -Maya Angelou

"To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference." -Maya Angelou

"The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake." -Meister Eckhart

"Character is not only doing the right thing when no one is looking, it's doing the right thing when everyone is looking. It's being willing to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay." -Michael Josephson

"Don’t ask whether it is going to be easy. Ask whether it is worth it." -Michael Josephson

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." -Michelangelo

"It's easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting." -Millard Fuller

"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good." -Minor Myers, Jr.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world." -Mister Rogers

"Integrity is a powerful force, keeping you alive to others long after you've left their presence." -Mollie Marti

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision." -Muhammad Ali

"When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve." -Napoleon Hill

"Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss." -Nathaniel Branden

"No one will question your integrity if your integrity is not questionable." -Nathaniel Bronner, Jr.

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." -Nelson Mandela

"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

"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all." -Norman Vincent Peale

"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there." -Norman Vincent Peale

"Change your thoughts and you change your world." -Norman Vincent Peale

"A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer." -Novalis

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." -Og Mandino

"My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." -Oprah Winfrey

"Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the truth." -Oprah Winfrey

"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great." -Orison Swett Marden

"Most obstacles melt away when we make up our mind to walk boldly through them." -Orison Swett Marden

"Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it." -Pablo Casals

"What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing." -Pablo Picasso

"A life without cause is a life without effect." -Paulo Coelho

"Is the life I'm living the life that wants to live in me?" -Parker Palmer

"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones." -Phillips Brooks

"Courage is knowing what not to fear." -Plato

"Good actions gives strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others". -Plato

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people." -Randy Pausch

"Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die." -Ray Norda

"A purpose is not what you do, but who you are." -Richard Leider

"When we no longer are afraid of who we are we act from integrity and authenticity." -Richard Strozzi-Heckler

"Only changed people can change the world. Start with yourself." -Rick Warren

"If you want to be a change agent, you have to ready to fail." -Robert B. Reich

"Instead of antiquated notions of physical daring, courage is much more about making small choices to take initiative even when we are experiencing anxiety and facing risk." -Robert Biswas-Diener

"Interestingly, the very experience of fear itself is the tip-off moment, the signal that a possibility for action is opening up and so a choice needs to be made." -Robert Biswas-Diener

"Of all our basic virtues, courage is the one that helps us to live exactly the way we want and provides the psychological fuel we need to create, take risks, help others, and face hard times... Courageous action is humanity at its finest." -Robert Biswas-Diener

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." -Robert Byrne

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief... that human history is thus shaped. Each time a [person] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." -Robert F. Kennedy

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." -Robert Frost

"The most important thing that (heroes) teach us is to go beyond what we perceive as the limits of our possibility." -Robert Walter

"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice it is conformity." -Rollo May

"A hero is a man who does what he can." -Romain Rolland

"Values are shaped and refined by rubbing against real problems, and people interpret their problems according to the values they hold." -Ronald Heifetz

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." -Rosa Parks

"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." -Rosa Parks

"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." -Roy Disney

"In the habits and motions of every moment of every day of every year, whether conscious of it or not, you are practicing and honing something. You are acting and forming habits. You are creating your character. Creating your destiny. A hero acts with purpose in those actions and habits. A hero acts as the master and creator of their destiny." -Rudy Reyes

"To have a chance at being better, there must be change. And for change to happen, there must be movement." -Rudy Reyes

"Once you make the unequivocal internal commitment to do something – when you absolutely know this is the time and the place to act – the world around you will shift in all sorts of apparently miraculous ways to make it happen." -Sarah Susanka

"The only way to change the world is to change yourself." -Sarah Susanka

"You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person." -Scott Sorrell

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult." -Seneca

"How often do our heroes stand still?  It's hard to imagine Spock and Kirk landing on a planet and just relaxing for a month or two. Just hanging out has nothing to do with boldly going where no one has gone before.  What makes us different from every other creature is that we go places, places we've not gone before.  We do it willingly, and often. What makes our work and our life interesting is discovery, surprise, and the risk of exploration." -Seth Godin

"We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change." -Sheryl Sandberg

"The goal of business then should not be to simply sell to anyone who wants what you have - the majority - but rather to find people who believe what you believe..." -Simon Sinek

"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.” -Sirius Black, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"Be as you wish to seem." -Socrates

"The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value." -Stephen R. Covey

"After all, the ordinary hero hiding in each of us is often the powerful catalyst for change." -Tate Taylor

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." -Thomas A. Edison

"We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves." -Thomas Merton

"Heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea." -Thor Heyerdahl

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." -Tom Brockaw

"To get men to do what they don't want to do in order to achieve what they want to achieve." -Tom Landry

"To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought." -Tom Robbins

"It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently." -Tony Robbins

"Following the status quo during times of uncertainty will only beget further uncertainty. It takes courage to do things differently in order to bring about change. Trust me, this is a learned practice for most – but like any muscle, the more you engage it, the stronger it becomes and the easier it is to do the heavy work." -Torry Brouillard-Bruce

"What is needed isn't popularity or charm, but a sense of core purpose and values and the courage to take action consistent with those." -Tricia R. Shalka

"A candle is never diminished by lighting another candle." -Unknown

"People should know what you stand for. They should also know what you won't stand for." -Unknown

"We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another." -Veronica Roth

"This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.” -Victoria Lincoln

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor E. Frankl

"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious." -Vince Lombardi

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." -Vince Lombardi

"You are lucky in life if you have the right heroes. I advise all of you, to the extent you can, to pick out a few heroes" -Warren Buffett

"Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime." -W.E.B. Du Bois

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." -Winston Churchill

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it." -Winston Churchill

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

"This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure." -Winston Churchill

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." -Woodrow Wilson