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What I Believe
I believe ...
that we should measure our worth in lives changed rather than in dollars made.
we each have something to contribute to the world and it's our life's work to find the best ways to do it.
there's more than enough for everyone if we use our imagination to share rather than to hoard.
in the power of small groups of creative, compassionate people committed to a common purpose.
our virtue is found not in remaining standing but in getting up with grace when we fall.
that many things are worth fighting for, but very few worth killing for.
leaders should serve those they lead instead of mainly being served by those they lead.
it can be harder to live a life of principle and integrity, but it's still worth doing.
the only people we should be trying to master is ourselves.
that the future we can create is more powerful and real than the past we think will repeat.
women make this world bearable.
the Golden Rule is probably the only one that matters.
it's better to live as if each day counted and be wrong than to live as if it doesn't and be right.
a genuine smile and acknowledgment can change someone's life.
it's not that we've acquired wealth that matters - it's how we did it.
we reap what we sow, even if it takes a while sometimes.
getting lost in the business of helping others is often the best way to find temporary and long-term happiness.
it's a blessing that life can be so mysterious. We'd be even more restless and violent if it weren't.
it doesn't make sense for us to expect ourselves to be happy but be ashamed to cry.
most of what matters can't be seen or counted.
it's best to help someone else before you expect them to help you.
tearing people down is more a sign of inhumanity than of intelligence or cleverness.
nice guys might finish last, but at least people enjoy racing with them.
too many people are content to open their mouths and sit on their hands rather than shut their mouths and use their hands.
always doing the best we can do usually means we'll be more than good enough.
a sincere hug can solve more than a day of words.
we should cherish those who point out the lettuce in our teeth instead of leaving us a leafy, grinning fool.
it's best to use what we have to get what we need, rather than keeping what we don't have from limiting how we use what we have.
you misunderstanding me is more of a sign of my deficiency as a communicator than your deficiency as a listener.
letting go is harder than holding on.
if you take care of people, the rest will get taken care of. Try to take care of everything else first and nothing gets done.
The true value of beliefs is not in how they make us feel - it's how they guide us to act. And we become by acting.
How are your beliefs helping you become the person you want to be?