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Truman family motto

To do the right thing, to do the best we could, never complain, never take advantage, don't give up, don't be afraid. 

~ Family motto of Harry S. Truman, 33rd U.S. President


The barrier to success

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. 

~ Sven Eriksson

Arguing with an east wind

The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

~ James Russell Lowell

I was different

I was motivated to be different in part because I was different. 

~ Donna Brazile

I would still plant my apple tree

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. 

~ Martin Luther 

Be daring, be different, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers…
~ Cecil Beaton

It is not light that is needed, but fire.

~ Frederick Douglass

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. 
~ Abraham Lincoln

In victory, be humble. In defeat, be strong. In all things be fair.

~ Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee 

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.
~ Colette

If the sky falls, hold up your hands.
~ Spanish proverb

Providence requires three things of us before it will help us - a stout heart, a strong arm, and a stiff upper lip.
~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~ Anonymous

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

~ Goethe

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.

~ Albert Einstein

It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up. 
~ Vince Lombardi

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
~ Dr. Seuss


Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.

~ Helen Keller