I was just looking through my Phi Delta Theta Pledge manual from 1999 and I found a series of note cards that I used to use as speaking points at chapter meetings. We were in the process of re-founding the fraternity and the following are the quotes I used to light the fire of change with my peers.
“As you walk through life, you may be solo, but not alone.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
“Guard well your spare moments they are like uncut diamonds.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We are often so caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey.”
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas, I’m frightened by the old ones.”
“An Idea is salutation by imagination.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright
“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh