Words to Live By

Sometimes it is easier to let others do all the talking.

I would love to know what you think about these “words to live by.” Have others you think I should add to this list?

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With gratitude-



Ethics is knowing the difference between

what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

Potter Stewart

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.


Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.

And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

Dalai Lama

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.