is to have confidence in yourself and your abilities.

“Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.”

Victor Hugo (1802-1885); poet, novelist, playwright

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ”

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888); novelist

“All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do.”


“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963); novelist

“Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.”

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180); Roman Emperor 161-180

“Don’t ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady Gaga) (born 1986); singer

“He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love. ”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968); minister, civil rights activist

“How many of us have enough trust, strength, and faith to believe that we could do the impossible?”

Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999); student, first victim of the Columbine High School massacre

“It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.”

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899); orator, attorney, politician

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

Christian D. Larson New Thought Leader

“Some walks you have to take alone.”

Suzanne Collins (born 1962); American television writer and novelist

“Be yourself. There is something that you can do better than any other. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that.”


“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

Lao Tzu (600-531); philosopher

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk- and to act. ”

André Malraux (1901-1976); French novelist, art theorist and Minister for Cultural Affairs.

“Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell. ”

Bill Copeland (1929-2011); Australian Test Cricket Umpire

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962); U.S. First Lady, diplomat, human rights activist

“It is the small doubts of timid souls that accomplish their ruin. It is the narrow vision, the fear and trembling hesitation, that constitute defeat.”

Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945); author, businesswoman

“There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world and you will be something. “I cannot,” never accomplished anything; I will try,” has wrought wonders.”

J. Hawes

“One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. ”

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993); preacher, author

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. ”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“The world can only change from within.”

Eckhart Tolle (born 1948); spiritual teacher, author

“Don't try too hard to fit in; you were born to stand out.”


“The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up the nebulae, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are star stuff.”

Victor Tenbaum

“Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.”

Louise Hart

“The tendency in modern civilization is to make the world uniform... Let the mind be universal. The individual should not be sacrificed.”

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941); poet, playwright, essayist

“Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.”

Richard Nixon (1913-1994); 37th U.S. President

“The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

André Gide (1869-1951); author

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.”

Sam Walton (1918-1992);

“What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.”

Wendell Phillips (1811-1884); slavery abolitionist

“This above all-to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night follows day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616); dramatist, poet

“Oft times nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well manag'd.”

John Milton (1608-1674); poet

“I will not be labeled as average.”

Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999); student, first victim of the Columbine High School massacre

“Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. ”

Henry Ford (1863-1947); founder of Ford Motor Company

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.”

Zig Ziglar (born 1926); motivational author, speaker

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I might have. ”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

“The theme you choose may change or simply elude you, but being your own story means you can always choose the tone. It also means you can invent the language to say who you are and what you mean.”

Toni Morrison (born 1931); author, editor, professor, Nobel Prize winner, Pulitzer Prize winner

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”

Jean Houston (born 1937); author

“Love yourself, respect yourself. Never sell yourself short. Believe in yourself regardless of what other people think. You can accomplish anything, absolutely anything, if you set your mind to it.”

Marcus Allen (born 1960); American football player

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark. ”

Barbara Hall (born 1961); writer, producer

“You are Braver than you Believe, Smarter than you Seem, and Stronger than you Think.”

Winnie the Pooh

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”

Mary Dunbar

“First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, 'I believe,' three times. ”

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993); preacher, author

“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

Michael Korda (born 1933); author, editor

“Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.”

Cynthia Kersey author, motivational speaker

“I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”

Kurt Cobain (1967-1994); musician

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832); philosopher, scientist, author

“Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself ... nothing is impossible!”

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993); preacher, author

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.”

Judy Garland (1922-1969); Actress

“Don't be afraid to be amazing.”

Andy Offutt Irwin (born 1957); storyteller, singer-songwriter

“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962); U.S. First Lady, diplomat, human rights activist

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another. ”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902); social activist

“No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.”

Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880); Universalist minister, author

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790); politician, writer, scientist

“Even a toad has four ounces of strength.”

Chinese Proverb

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Everyday Hero: Anne

Anne Frank, 1929—45, German diarist, b. Frankfurt as Anneliese Marie Frank. In order to escape Nazi persecution, her family emigrated (1933) to Amsterdam, where her father Otto became a business owner. After the Nazis occupied the Netherlands, her family (along with several other Jews) hid for just over two years (1942—44) in a 'secret annex' that was part of her…

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Everyday Hero: Ramon


A hero is someone who has courage and is not afraid to help out. Their are many heroes in our society such as police officers, firefighters, and the ambulance. My hero is my grandpa. He is a hero because he's hardworking, inspiring, and courageous. One trait he has is that he is hardworking. He is hardworking because he works so…

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Everyday Hero: Mr. Wright

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Do you know someone who believes in you? I do. My teacher, Mr. Wright, believes in you. He believes we can all be the best we can be. Do you believe in someone or something no one else believes in? It might not be true, but it's fun to believe. Believing is not just for kids. Anyone can believe. You…

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Believe in yourself
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