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learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will
never forget how you made them feel.
-- Maya Angelou
someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers
a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand
a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to
-- Loretta Girzaitis
we can help each other most by leaving each other
alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and
the word of cheer.
would always encourage people of any age not to
be so quick to follow other people's truths but
to search and follow your own moral code and live
by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.
-- Jewel Kilcher
A spiritual sensibility encourages us to see ourselves
as part of the fundamental unity of all being.
If the thrust of the market ethos has been to
foster a competitive individualism, a major thrust
of many traditional religious and spiritual sensibilities
has been to help us see our connection with all
other human beings.
-- Michael Lerner
I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and
planted a flower where ever I thought a flower
-- Abraham Lincoln
are all invited to work together for peace. We
shall join hands and minds to work for peace through
active nonviolence. We shall help one another,
encourage one another and learn from one another
how to bring peace to our children and to all."
-- Mairead Corrigan
too well of people often allows them to be better
than they otherwise would."
-- Nelson Mandela
my mind, the purpose of education is to enable
human beings to develop to their full potential,
intellectually and spiritually. That means that
students have to be empowered to pursue self-knowledge
and the skills that will help them be of service
to their fellow human beings. Education should
encourage people to develop their curiosity about
life; above all, it should not trivialize either
the students or their lives.
-- Michael Nagler
only true and lasting security is the one that
concerns itself with the protection of people,
their welfare no less than their opportunity to
lead healthy and productive lives in an environment
that encourages them to attain their full potential
as human beings. "
-- Wally N'Dow
Learn What They Live -
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be
If a child learns to feel shame, he learns to
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to
If a child lives with encouragement he learns
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
He a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
he learns to find love in the world.
-- Dorothy Law Neite
are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues
Can but encourage one's own efforts.
-- Thomas Paine.
me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and
I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive
you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.”
- Norman Vincent Peale
better to light a candle then to curse the darkness.”
-- Carl Sagan
of the criteria for national leadership should
therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging,
and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
-- Carl Sagan
Lovers of freedom, lovers of social justice, disarmers,
peacekeepers, civil disobeyers, democrats, civil-rights
activists, and defenders of the environment are
legions in a single multiform cause, and they will
gain strength by knowing it, taking encouragement
from it, and when appropriate and opportune, pooling
-- Jonathan Schell
everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire
goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter
with another human being. We should all be thankful
for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
-- Albert Schweitzer
withhold deserved praise lest it should make its
object conceited is as dishonest as to withhold
payment of a just debt lest your creditor should
spend the money badly.
-- George Bernard
only we could have a wealth of literature and
music and art that would inspire and encourage
us and show us how wonderful peace on earth could
be, perhaps we would be more excited about working
together to create a better world. If you are
a writer, artist, musician or filmmaker, and you
dream of peace on earth, please use your creativity
to help create a better world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great
make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-- Mark Twain
pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend
--William Arthur Ward
man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected
encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his
level best each day.
-- Booker T.