“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  ~African Proverb

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college she attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Wisdom is knowing what path to take…integrity is taking it.”           ~Robyn Elpruhzlein

“In gentleness and compassion, we tell what we know to be true.” ~from a prayer preceding staff bullying prevention training at Holy Angels School in Delaware, August 2005

“If the world is to be brought to order, my nation must first be changed.

If my nation is to be changed, my hometown must be made over.

If my hometown is to be reordered, my family must first be set right.

If my family is to be regenerated, I myself must first be.”~Anonymous Chinese General