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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster’, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” - Mr. Rogers

Amy Poehler, from her speech at the 2011 Harvard Class Day.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~Martin Luther King

Lucy Stone - determined that men were reading the Bible in a way to suppress women, she worked her way through school to learn Greek and Latin to prove them wrong. Kept her last name, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands. Considered a true radical for her time, she spoke in public frequently and headed multiple prominent womens organizations.

The Great Soul: Photo by Margaret Bourke-White, 1046 In a iconic 1946 photo, Mohandas Gandhi poses alongside his spinning wheel, a symbol of his nonviolent movement for India's independence from Great Britain.

Iris Apfel: Rare Bird of Fashion by Eric Boman