“At a time when nativism could have stirred hatred and violence against people perceived as outsiders, I saw Americans reaffirm their welcome of immigrants and refugees. That is the nation I know.”

George W Bush, at 9/11 anniversary ceremony in Shanksville, PA

“A judge’s loyalty is to the rule of law, not the political party that helped secure his or her appointment.”

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

At the age of 14, George Washington wrote down 110 rules. These rules were drawn from an English translation of a French book of maxims.

Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.

In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming noise, nor drum with your fingers or feet.

If you cough, sneeze, sigh, or yawn, do it not loud but privately; and speak not in your yawning, but put your handkerchief or hand before your face and turn aside.

Sleep not when others speak, sit not when others stand, speak not when you should hold your peace, walk not on when others stop.

When you sit down, keep your feet firm and even, without putting one on the other or crossing them.

[Thanks to Joel Jankowsky for providing this list]

Quotes by Mother Teresa

“Peace begins with a smile.”

“We fear the future because we are wasting today.”

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.”

“Love begins by taking care of the closest one – the ones at home.”

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning
of love.”