Try to Inspire People

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
~ Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Player (20-Seasons), NBA Championships (5X), All-Star(18X), All-NBA Team (15X), All-Defensive Team (12X), NBA Most Valuable Player (2008), NBA Finals MVP (2X) & Summer Olympics Gold Medals (2008 & 2012) & Academy Award – Best Animated Short Film (2018)
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Where One Stands in Times of Challenge & Controversy

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian

Our Independence & Self-Sufficiency

“Our independence will depend on achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency.”
~ Richard Nixon
37th President of the United States (1969-1974),
U.S. Representative, Senator, &
36th Vice President of the United States (1953-1961)

The Roads of Goodness & Forgiveness

“If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal;
two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.”
~ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, Lawyer,
1st President of South Africa, Philanthropist
Nobel Peace Prize Awardee(1993) & Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee

Unlocking a Wealth of Potential

“The dreams and passions stored within hearts are powerful keys which can unlock a wealth of potential.”
~ John C. Maxwell,
Author, Speaker & Pastor

When We Want to Achieve a Dream-Goal, We Can

“… there’s a larger shift in my thinking. There’s a realization that anything I want to achieve,
I can achieve, and it’s not worth giving up.”
~ Gong Li,
Actress,
Hundred Flowers Award (1989), Hundred Flowers Awards (1991), Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup (1992), Golden Rooster Awards (1993),
Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (1993), New York Film Critics Circle Award (1993), Berlin International Film Festival (1993),
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998), Golden Rooster Awards (2000), Montreal World Film Festival (2000), Hundred Flowers Awards (2000),
Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2001), Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (2001), Beijing College Student Film Festival (2003),
Cannes Film Festival Festival Trophy (2004), National Board of Review (2005), Hong Kong Film Award (2007),  Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award  (2007),
Golden Bauhinia Awards (2007), Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2014), Golden Deer Awards (2014) & China Film Directors’ Guild Awards (2015)

 

Negotiating Dreams

“No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high.
No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams.
You should never agree to surrender your dreams.”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)

Your Peers & Your Fans

“It’s kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can
achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people.”
~ Karen Carpenter
Singer, Drummer, Co-Founder – The Carpenters
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Independence & Permanent Peace

“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral.
I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results.
Nations have frequently won their independence in battle.
But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian