What’s Your Motto?

As some of you know, I am a professor of Business and Professional Ethics, so we’ve talked a lot about morality and being a good person.  This morning, I asked my classes to write down their motto – the phrase that they want to live by.  Since I was asking it of them, I decided to write my own as well.  Here Goes!

“Four Seasons” by Spudzalot


“Remember Olivia, that in all things you value wisdom, virtue, and graciousness.  In all actions or words, uphold the proper manners and practice self-control.  Never speak without thinking, never act without consideration.  Put others first (and all equally), but never forget your own importance. Listen to the wisdom of others, but don’t give up when you know your heart and faith is true. Be Humble, but Confident; Cautious, but Brave;  Gentle, but Strong; Forgiving, but Unwavering. And most importantly, work hard, but remember the purpose of life is happiness.  Be practical, but follow your dreams. When hardships come, or questions arise, believe in the power of goodness and always look for the beauty.  Life is meant to be enjoyed, so enjoy it!

Your Truth, My Excuse

“‘As a general rule,’ he had once said, ‘people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or, if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.'”

**The Three Musketeers