Learn to Stand Up for Yourself

“I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn’t know how to defend myself.
I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied.
By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.”
~ Jackie Chan,
Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman,
Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation &
Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

Acknowledging Our Own Mistakes

“Sometimes it’s difficult to accept, to recognize one’s own mistakes, but one must do it.”
~ 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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Make the Romance Last with Conscious Effort

“I have always been fascinated with romance and the fact that it is so effortless when we first fall in love,
but how it then becomes a conscious effort to stay creative and connected.
That’s why I always say, ‘Get wise: keep your romance alive.’”
~ Yolanda Hadid
Model & TV Personality
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A Certain Kind of Man

“My father was a certain kind of man –
I saw how he treated my mother and his family and how he treated strangers,
and I vowed I would never make a film that would not reflect properly on my father’s name.”
~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE
Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat
British Academy Film Award Winner, Academy Award (Oscar) Winner,
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE),
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner & Grammy Award Winner

Only J.C. Can Be All That!

“It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be:
always ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving,
unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision.
Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain.”
~ Ruth McCue Bell Graham,
Philanthropist, Poet, Author & Painter

Master Your Craft

“If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonalds, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do, you have to master your craft.”
~ Snoop Dogg,
a.k.a. Calvin r Broadus, Jr.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Film Actor, Voice Actor,
Entrepreneur, Investor, Record Producer & Television Director,

Our Wisdom, Knowledge & Experience

“I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time and wisdom transcends time.”

 

It’s Never Too Late

“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do,
and he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'”
~ Michael Jordan,
Professional Basketball Player (1984-2003) & Author

If You Do Not Prepare …

“When you go to meetings or auditions and you fail to prepare,
prepare to fail. It is simple but true.”
~ Paula Abdul,
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer & Actress