Maya Angelou, Love Liberates (Click here to watch)

 

"We are required, I think, to be polite and considerate of others: This is a sort of social compact we have with each other--and very few people honor it, I might add. I'll stay out of your way, smiling all the time, and you stay out of mine. If I stumble or my tire goes flat or I appear to be short of funds or food, I'll happily drop by and help out. But, for the most part, you stay over there and I'll stay over here. You'll learn as you live a bit longer that there are very few people who are really interested in who you are and what you're doing: That handful who do care and who do want to see you do well are treasures. Hold them very dear and very close to you. Forgive them almost anything. Be there for them. But most of life is solitary and hard--you work and you study and you fail and you do the damned things over and over again. And this is your responsibility. Most people, as I've said, are stupid and lazy and really only concerned with getting through the next couple of hours with silliness and stimulation and something to eat. Be polite. Look ahead. Ignore them. Do the work. Move forward." - Katharine Hepburn/Interview with James Grissom

 

"I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit."

- Fran Lebowitz

 

"The only way to be satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Keep looking, and don’t settle. As in all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. --Steve Jobs in his commencement address to Standford 2005 “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 look back unless you are planning to go that way. - Henry David Thoreau

 

"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, And then go do that. Because what the world needs is People who have come alive" - Harold Thurman Whitman

 

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!” - Benjamin Franklin

 

"Great organizations not only excite the human spirit, they inspire people to take part in helping to advance the cause without needing to pay them or incentivize them in any particular way. - Simon Sinek

 

There are endless ways to get things done in the world. But to get them done AND love your life, that's the art. - KC Baker

 

"Who you become in the process of achieving your goals is the real purpose. At the end of your life, all you're going to have is who you've become as a person--the moments you create in your life that you'll never forget." - Anthony Robbins