“Hope is that virtue by which we take responsibility for the future.”
Virtue is a word we don’t hear often in today’s society, but the Latin root word virtus means strength.
Virtuous women and men possess a quiet dignity and inner strength.
"This is the true joy in life, the "being used" for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the "being a force of Nature" instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
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.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is not a brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." George Bernard Shaw Submitted by Margaret Hershey
“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
"There is enough for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed." Mahatma Gandhi
"Nothing can make our lives, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness." Tolstoy
“Nothing worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we must be saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore, we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.” Reinhold Niebuhr
“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy
“ While the world is filled with suffering, it is filled also with the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller
"I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love.' Baha'u'llah
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan
"Our work is to build the capacity of citizens to be responsible and to become builders of community" Peter Block
“Keep Good Going”
One of our website readers sent this to me. This is a line from NY Life Insurance company advertising. I am not promoting their products, but I like the theme. Here is a video of one of their commercials built around that theme. https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ZERJ/new-york-life-super-bowl-2020-love-takes-action#
“Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” St. Francis of Assisi
“Forgiveness is mandatory; reconciliation is optional.” Mister Rogers
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The Foundation for a Better Life. The values we live by are worth more when we pass them on.
We choose values we hope most individuals would find encouraging and relevant. Then we provide an uplifting message based on each value, in an effort to encourage people to bring out the best in themselves.
As a nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization, we carefully design our public service messages to have general universal appeal.
The Foundation's small staff works with a network of writers, art directors and production professionals. These individuals represent a wide range of ideals, viewpoints and cultural backgrounds. Their diversity reinforces the idea that values can serve as common ground for all. To watch a 1 ½ minute music video produced by PassIt On, click on this link: https://www.passiton.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/122-annie-s-song
What are some quotes which inspire you?