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Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.
William Lyon Phelps