Living Respectfully

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
~ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, Lawyer,
1st President of South Africa, Philanthropist
Nobel Peace Prize Awardee(1993) & Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee

Universal Values

“There should be competition and exchanges between different countries,
but there are certainly certain universal values, and that is freedom and democracy.”
~ Mikhail Gorbachev
President of the Soviet Union (3.15.1990 – 12.25.1991), General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (3.11.1985 – 8.24.1991),
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (5.25.1989 – 3.15.1990), Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (10.1.1988 – 5.25.1989),
Co-Author, Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development (1988), Nobel Peace Prize (1990), Ronald Reagan Freedom Award (1992),
University of Louisville, Kentucky Grawemeyer Award (1994), Portuguese President Mário Soares’ Grand-Cross of the Order of Liberty (1995),
National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award (1998), Dublin City Council Freedom of the City of Dublin (2002),
Charles V Prize by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation (2002),
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (2004 – Gorbachev, Sophia Loren & Bill Clinton) & Point Alpha Prize (2005)
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When You’re Not Blinded by Lust

“Waiting gives you better knowledge of your partner. When you’re not blinded by lust
or the counterfeit intimacy that can come with premarital sex,
you can see the person you’re dating for who they are.”
~ DeVon Franklin,
TV Producer, Author, Speaker & Spiritual Success Coach

Every One of His Creatures

“I believe that… every one of God’s creatures was created equal.
I believe that everyone should be treated equal,
that’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life.”

~ Paula Deen,
Celebrity Chef & Cooking Show Host, Restaurateur,
Author & Daytime Emmy Award (2007)

On the Wings of Our Conscience

“We were carried to Selma … years ago on the wings of our Jewish conscience,
which insisted that it is our moral duty as Jews and as American citizens
to say no to the insidious and tenacious racism of this country
that is ruining the values we cherish and is covering justice and righteousness with chains.”
~ Susannah Heschel,
Scholar, Public Intellectual, Professor, Author, Editor & Guggenheim Fellow

Appreciation, Respect, Chivalry & Love

“Although I have a lot of close female friends in my life,
my number one is still my mom.
Without her, I wouldn’t have the values that I have
and see the world the way that I do today.
She taught me how to appreciate and respect women.
She taught me chivalry and how to love a woman
and respect their feelings and emotions.”

 

“Let a woman have her place,
because as you provide foundation for her,
she provides a foundation for you.
And through that vulnerability comes strength.”
~ Shemar Moore,
Actor & Model

Valuing Life’s Important Things

“I think I value things more correctly.
I hope I look at my life in a way that makes sense.”
~ Oded Fehr,
Actor

Be a Great Spirit, Instead

“Great spirits
have always faced
violent opposition
from mediocre minds.”
~ Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize – Physics (1921),
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)