STEWARDSHIP

is the overseeing and protection of something worth caring for.

“My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature.”

Jane Goodall (born 1934);
primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, UN Messenger of Peace

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950);
playwright, Nobel Prize winner

“When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977);
author, diarist

“In necessary things, unity; in disputed things, liberty; in all things, charity.”

Richard Baxter (1615-1691);
clergyman

“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ”

Native American Proverb

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

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

“Man has responsibility, not power.”

Tuscarora Proverb

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you. ”

Vandana Shiva (born 1952);
philosopher, environmental activist, author

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. ”

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

“How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.”

Charles Darwin (1809 -1882);
naturalist

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993);
actress, humanitarian

“It takes two wings to fly.”

Eric Schaub Doctor, author

“There's a magical tie to the land of our home, which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam.”

Eliza Cook (1818-1889);
author, poet

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (born 1941);
singer, songwriter

“Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.”

Frank Tyger

“Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place we must find.”

Dr. Wayne Dyer (born 1940);
author, speaker

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. ”

Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935);
The 14th Dalai Lama (b. 1935)

“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty.”

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960);
oil magnate, philanthropist

“There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.”

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973);
36th U.S. President

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My two sons, Miguel (15) and Kristian (11), are in high and elementary school respectively. I have been teaching them on how to preserve the environment. Aside from the values they learned from their schools and from our own home, I teach them to love God above all and His creations. I have been telling them that if they will…

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Thanks, Kermit

I saw your Kermit the Frog billboard several years ago on my way to a work meeting. At the time, I was a reporter, which was not the right job for me. My dream was to stay home with my kids and be a writer. Seeing the billboard was surreal to me because first of all, it was just the…

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Everyday Hero: Michael

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Michael J. Cohen has spent his entire life (70 + years) dedicated to the betterment of humanity. He operates (from limited donations and his own pocket) an educational program that supports our connection with the "web of life". In his model, books, and courses he shows people how to live more peacefully with themselves, other humans and Nature through what…

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I was wondering if there is a Jane Goodall Stewardship billboard in the Chicago area? My friend and I are big fans of both Goodall and values.com and are trying to get a picture.
Nikki B. almost 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Correction - stewardship is the taking care of something. The person with that responsibility is the steward.
Larry T. over 4 years ago from USA

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