Martin Luther King, Jr.
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Malcom S. Forbes
Contrary to the cliche', genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.
Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
Humble yourself and you shall be honored. Honor yourself and you shall be humbled.
Rather fall with honor than succeed by fraud.
The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance, and even our very existence depends on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives.
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