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Whether they were heroes, poets, scholars, or leaders, the brightest minds in human history have thought and written about values and their meanings. Here are some inspirational quotes by Unknown.

class and grace

“Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along. Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from mistakes. Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small sacrifices and minor inconveniences. Class bespeaks an aristocracy unrelated to ancestors or money. Some extremely wealthy people have no class at all, while others who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it. Class is real. You can't fake it. Class is comfortable in its own skin. It never puts on airs. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not attempt to look better by making others look worse. Class can walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch. Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because he is comfortable with himself. If you have class, you've got it made. If you don't have class, no matter what else you have, it won't make up for it.”

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integrity

“You are a master of the words you don't say and a slave to the ones you do.”

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appreciation

“Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.”

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appreciation

“It's a poor frog who doesn't praise its own pond.”

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believe in yourself

“In life you can make your own decisions or let other people make those decisions for you. Being Above The Influence is about staying true to yourself, and not letting people pressure you into being less than you. So be yourself.”

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character

“What you do when you don't have to will determine what you will be when you can't help it.”

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compassion

“You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.”

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courage

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: An amateur built the Ark--professionals built the Titanic.”

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friendship

“A friend is someone who reached for your hand and touched your heart.”

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hard work

“As surely as the acorn becomes the oak tree, the images in your mind become your reality.”

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hard work

“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held it's ground.”

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humility

“The best way to have the last word is to apologize.”

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live life

“We cannot wait for the storm to pass over - we must learn to dance in the rain.”

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live your dreams

“Don't tell us the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.”

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making a difference

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

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live life

“Bloom where you are planted.”

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unity

“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

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volunteering

“How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?”

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humility

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”

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persistence

“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find that you have crossed the mountain.”

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love

“From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being.”

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optimism

“An optimist is a man who starts a crossword puzzle with a fountain pen.”

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hope

“Try it one more time.”

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excellence

“If you are content with the best you have done, you will never become the best you can be.”

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believe in yourself

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

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encouragement

“Look for the good and praise it.”

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love

“It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.”

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confidence

“To the world you may be one person, To one person, you may be the world.”

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true beauty

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.”

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believe in yourself

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

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perseverance

“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.”

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caring

“Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.”

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honesty

“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”

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compliments

“When the world says, 'Give up,' hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'”

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inspiration

“I believe that friends are quiet angels who sit on our shoulders and lift our wings when we forget how to fly.”

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sacrifice

“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”

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rising above

“A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.”

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loyalty

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”

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inspiration

“Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true.”

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optimism

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

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leadership

“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”

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unity

“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.”

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making a difference

“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”

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good manners

“Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.”

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perseverance

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.”

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live your dreams

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

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rising above

“When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.”

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compliments

“There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.”

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achievement

“The happiest people are those who discover that what they should be doing and what they are doing are the same thing.”

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determination

“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.”

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do your part

“Happiness is always a by-product. You don't make yourself happy by chasing happiness. You make yourself happy by being a good person.”

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peace

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

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rising above

“My whole life I've been telling myself, 'don't be afraid'. And it is only now that I'm realizing how stupid that is. Don't be afraid. Like saying, 'don't move out of the way when someone tries to punch you' or 'don't flinch at the heat of fire' or 'don't blink'. Don't be human. I'm afraid and you're afraid and we're all always going to be afraid, because that's the point. What I should be telling myself is 'be afraid, but do it anyway'. Live anyway.”

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peace

“Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.”

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strength

“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”

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strength

“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.”

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integrity

“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness.”

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overcoming

“Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.”

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