You can find initiates' quotes here.


"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." -Dale Carnegie

"Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you." -Madame de Tencin

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop

"Friendship is a horizon, which expands whenever we approach it." -E.R. Hazlys

"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet them than your acquaintances will know of you in a thousand years." -Richard Bach

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." -Alan Cohen

"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own." -Ben Sweetland

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -Anais Nin

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover." -Mark Twain

"Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision." -Ayn Rand

"We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. . .Give us the tools and we will finish the job." -Winston Churchill

"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you.  You have to go to them sometimes." -Winnie the Pooh


2005 Tau Beta Pi, University of Wisconsin