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Respectus Quotes

Overhead view of respectus area

At President Huftalin’s January 2015 Inauguration, the SLCC Staff Association presented her with a gift. To recognize and celebrate her love of words, the landscaped area on the south side of the Academic and Administration Building on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus would be designated as a “respectus”--a place of reflection and thoughtfulness for students, staff, faculty and community to pause, gather, reflect, think and share their experiences amidst benches, berms, and quotes for contemplation.  For each year of President Huftalin’s presidency, a quote of her selection would be engraved on one of the stones each year.  Beginning in 2020, quotes will be inscribed in expanded locations--at the respectus wall at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Markosian Library, the South City Campus Peace and Justice Garden at the South City Campus--and eventually there will be a respectus space at each SLCC campus.

Quotes to date:


"Leap and the net will appear." John Burroughs


“...for culture is a pyramid to which each of us brings a stone.” Wallace Stegner


"The antidote to exhaustion is not’s wholeheartedness." David Whyte


"You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way, to get in the way." Congressman John R. Lewis, 1940-2020


"The principal thing in this world is to keep one's soul aloft." Gustave Flaubert


"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou


"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray." Rumi


"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." Mahatma Gandhi


"When we hold up a light to see others more clearly, we inevitably illuminate ourselves." Alice Walker


"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers but above all the world needs dreamers who do." Sarah Ban Breathnach