Saturday, June 24th, 2017

American Values

American Values

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. -Alexis de Tocqueville

American values are the Judeo-Christian values upon which America has been built. There are many more but these three, integrity, caring and courage, guide us and our efforts to uncover companies which exemplify them.

American values are the Judeo-Christian values upon which America has been built.

Integrity defined

Integrity is the adherence to moral and ethical principles. (from dictionary.com)

Integrity Quotations

  • To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.
    ​Spencer Johnson - Motivational Author
  • Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
    ~ George Washington - 1st U.S. President
  • Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.
    John D. MacDonald - Author
  • Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
    Dr. Samuel Johnson - Poet, Essayist, Lexicographer
  • Always vote for a principle, though you vote alone, and you may cherish the sweet reflection that your vote is never lost.
    John Quincy Adams - 6th Us President

Caring Defined

Caring is to feel and show concern for others. (from values.com)

Caring Quotations

  • No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.
    Kevin Heath - CEO of More4kids
  • Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
    Dr. Leo Buscaglia - Professor, Author
  • I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
    William Penn - Founder Of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society.
    ~ Mary Catherine Bateson - Writer, Cultural Anthropologist
  • Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
    Harold Kushner - Rabbi, Author

Courage Defined

Courage is the ability to do something that you know is right or good, even though it is dangerous, frightening or very difficult. (from MacMillan dictionary)

Courage Quotations

  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
    James Neil Hollingworth - Pseudonym Ambrose Redmoon, Writer, Former Manager Of The Folk Rock Band Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.
    Dr. Daisaku Ikeda - Educator, Buddhist Philosopher
  • Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested. And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.
    Katie Couric - American Journalist
  • You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
    ~ Eleanor Roosevelt - U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist
  • Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point.
    C.S. Lewis - Writer, Theologian, Scholar

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