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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-- Maya Angelou


If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
-- Loretta Girzaitis

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.
--Elbert Hubbard



I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people's truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.
-- Jewel Kilcher


A spiritual sensibility encourages us to see ourselves as part of the fundamental unity of all being. If the thrust of the market ethos has been to foster a competitive individualism, a major thrust of many traditional religious and spiritual sensibilities has been to help us see our connection with all other human beings.
-- Michael Lerner

I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever I thought a flower would grow.
-- Abraham Lincoln

* "We are all invited to work together for peace. We shall join hands and minds to work for peace through active nonviolence. We shall help one another, encourage one another and learn from one another how to bring peace to our children and to all."
-- Mairead Corrigan Maguire

"Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would."
-- Nelson Mandela

In my mind, the purpose of education is to enable human beings to develop to their full potential, intellectually and spiritually. That means that students have to be empowered to pursue self-knowledge and the skills that will help them be of service to their fellow human beings. Education should encourage people to develop their curiosity about life; above all, it should not trivialize either the students or their lives.
-- Michael Nagler


"...the only true and lasting security is the one that concerns itself with the protection of people, their welfare no less than their opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives in an environment that encourages them to attain their full potential as human beings. "
-- Wally N'Dow

Children Learn What They Live -
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child learns to feel shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement he learns confidence
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
He a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.
-- Dorothy Law Neite


Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues
Can but encourage one's own efforts.
-- Thomas Paine.


“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”
- Norman Vincent Peale


“It's better to light a candle then to curse the darkness.”
-- Carl Sagan

One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
-- Carl Sagan

* Lovers of freedom, lovers of social justice, disarmers, peacekeepers, civil disobeyers, democrats, civil-rights activists, and defenders of the environment are legions in a single multiform cause, and they will gain strength by knowing it, taking encouragement from it, and when appropriate and opportune, pooling their efforts.
-- Jonathan Schell


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
-- Albert Schweitzer


To withhold deserved praise lest it should make its object conceited is as dishonest as to withhold payment of a just debt lest your creditor should spend the money badly.
-- George Bernard Shaw


If only we could have a wealth of literature and music and art that would inspire and encourage us and show us how wonderful peace on earth could be, perhaps we would be more excited about working together to create a better world. If you are a writer, artist, musician or filmmaker, and you dream of peace on earth, please use your creativity to help create a better world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein



We begin to praise when we begin to see a thing needs our assistance.
-- Henry David Thoreau


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-- Mark Twain


The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.
--William Arthur Ward


Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.
-- Booker T. Washington


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