Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tell Them the Truth

To make a difference in the lives of children, we must be much more honest and up front to them about the society we've created. I don't believe in shielding children from issues they are seeing everyday. It is smarter, especially for an institution that has a charge to educate, to say, 'What is this about?' ~Joyce Scott, artist

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Strive for Integrity, Not Popularity

'The world needs people who cannot be bought; whose word is their bond; who put character above wealth; who possess opinions and a will; who are larger than their vocations; who don't hesitate to take chances; who won't lose their individuality in a crowd; who will be as honest in small things as they are in great things; who will make no compromise with wrong; whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires; who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it"; who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity; who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning and hard-heartedness are the best qualities for winning success; who are not afraid to stand for the truth even when it's unpopular; who say "no" with emphasis, even though the rest of the world says "'yes".' ~Ted Engstrom