The strength of a nation is not found in the blind commitment to a political party. It is found in the undying devotion to one's family and country.
The strength of a nation is not found in the celebration of the rich and famous. It is found in the acknowledgement and assistance of its poor and forgotten.
The strength of a nation is not found in the mass symbolic ceremonial praise of God. It is found in each individual's dedication to God's word and law.
The strength of a nation is not found in banks, stores, safes, boardrooms, and conventions. It is found in homes, in schools, and in the heart of each individual willing to make a difference.
The strength of a nation is not found in the ability to wage war or keep peace. It is found in the wisdom and purity that sees no need for either.
The strength of a nation is not found on a flag or in its written history. It is found in the love, compassion, kindness, and generosity of each of its citizens.
Copyright © 2004 Steve Maraboli
About Steve Maraboli:
A renowned Speaker, Writer, National Radio Show Host, TV Correspondent and Personal Coach, Steve Maraboli has risen to international prominence by delivering highly penetrating speeches and effective programs that help people shake off mediocrity, destroy personal barriers, and live up to their greatest potential. His words have helped countless people across the globe align themselves with happiness and create a mindset that attracts success and excellence.
Steve's national radio show, Empowered Living, has been heard by millions across the globe and has become a meeting place for today's great thinkers and communicators. Steve also travels delivering penetrating speeches and effective coaching programs that continue to electrify audiences from Fortune 500 companies to community organizations.