Previous Words of the Week

Word of the Week started in 2018 Week #35 and will run for 52 weeks. Here are the Words of the Week since the start with quotes by well-known people. Re-visit your own value statements and look for a connection.

Week #34 Authenticity“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton
Week #33 Dedication
“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.” ― Thomas A. Edison
Week #32 Self Belief
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ― J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Week #31 Persistence
“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” ― Steve Martin
Week #30 Contribution
“Ah, Harry, how often this happens, even between the best of friends! Each of us believes that what he has to say is much more important than anything the other might have to contribute!” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Week #29 Co-operation
“We're merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru
Week #28 Comedy
“You are a manipulator.
I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.” ― J.R. Ward
Week #27 Compassion
“What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.” ― Chris Abani
Week #26 Celebration
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Week #25 Knowledge
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ― Albert Einstein
Week #24 Environment
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” ― Chris Maser, 
Week #23 Challenge
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
Week #22 Gratitude
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus
Week #21 Democracy
“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” ― James Bovard, Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty
Week #20 Discovery
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle
Week #19 Trust
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare
Week #18 Curiosity
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney
Week #17 Belief
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James
Week #16 Religion
“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” Buddha
Week #15 Caring
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” Denis Waitley
#14 Devotion
“What is required from members of Congress and the public alike is a new spirit of devotion to the national welfare beyond party or self-interest.” Evan Bayh
Week #13 Faith
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” Helen Keller
Week #12 Self-Observation
 “Dialogue is about creating awareness through self-observation; it starts from the inside out, not the outside in.” ― Oli Anderson
Week #11 Appreciation
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey
Week #10 Boundaries
“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.” - Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
Week #9 Advice
“Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. Samuel” - Taylor Coleridge
Week #8 Commitment
Try not to react merely in the moment. Pull back from the situation. Take a wider view. Compose yourself.Consider the bigger picture... think things through and fully commit!” – Epicus 55-135 AD
Week #7 Connection
“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Week #6 Courtesy
“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” - Theodore Roosevelt
Week #5 Ethics
“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” - Potter Stewart
Week #4 Work
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell
Week #3 Unity
“Society is unity in diversity.” - George Herbert Mead
Week #2 Determination
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens
Week #1 Experience
“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instil in us.” Hal Borland

Week #52 Truth
“Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.” W. Clement Stone
Week #51 Life
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso
Week #50 Freedom
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” Bob Dylan
Week #49 Vision
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller
Week #48 Conformity
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy
Week #47 Tolerance
“The highest result of education is tolerance.” Helen Keller
Week #46 Communication
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” Plato
Week #45 Respect
“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” Bruce Lee
Week #44 Sacrifice
“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ”
Week #43 Patience
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napoleon Hill
Week #42 Optimism
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” Helen Keller
Week #41 Love
“True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” Sadhu Vaswani
Week #40 Listening
“Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it.” David Hockney
Week #39 Integrity
“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”  W. Clement Stone
Week #38 Hope
Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
Week #37 Honesty
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving. James E. Faust
Week #36 Friendship
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller
Week #35 Forgiveness
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Mark Twain