You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi

We acquire the strength we have overcome. Emerson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other? George Eliot

The things that haven't been done before

Are the tasks worthwhile today;

Are you one of the flock that follows, or

Are you one that shall lead the way? Edgar Guest

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is much easier to tell a person what to do with his problem than to stand with him in his pain. David Augusburger

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. Martin Luther King, Jr., based on Amos 5:24

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. Mother Teresa

Real leaders are ordinary people with extra ordinary determination. Unknown

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens, can change the world. Indeed, its the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa

It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it. Kenneth Auchincloss

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. Laurence Leamer

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. Tom Peters

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Harper Lee

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers. Richard Bach

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. Henry Ford

Experience is not what happens to a person. It is what a person does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley

A diamond is a chunk of coal made good under pressure. Unknown

Quotations Related to the 1996 Theme - "Victim Justice: A New Day Dawns"

Struck me kind of funny, seems kind of funny, sir, to me....

That at the end of every hard earned day, people find a reason to believe. Bruce Springsteen

Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death. Arthur Schopenhauer

The day breaks not, it is my heart. John Dowland

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;

Behind the clouds is the sun still shining. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle the dull night, From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise. Milton

The rose was awake all night for your sake, Knowing your promise to me; The lilies and roses were all awake, They sighed for the dawn and thee. Lord Tennyson

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