PURPOSE & VALUES
THE WWM PANTHEON
The following is a list of the people, characters, and events that have inspired us and reflect our shared philosophy of freedom. Tell us who inspires you.
“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Letter to James Madison March 2, 1788
“I think people resist freedom because they're afraid of the unknown. But that unknown was once very well known - its where our souls belong. The only solution is to confront them - confront yourself - with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You ARE free..
"Ten Years Gone" by Lizze James - Creem Magazine, 1981
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
President John F. Kennedy,
Address Before the General Assembly of the United Nations, September 25, 1961
Freedom and incentives unleash the drive and entrepreneurial genius that are the core of human progress . . . Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
President Ronald Reagan,
Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way.
John Paul Jones,
November 16, 1778, in a letter to le Ray de Chaumon
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,
Quoted in PARADE, July 13, 1986
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
President Theodore Roosevelt
Speech at the Sorbonne Paris, France, April 23, 1910
If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.
Owner, Wonka Chocolate Factory
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Acclaimed anthropologist (1910-1978)