Peregrine ETHOS

 

PRESS ON!

 

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "PRESS ON!" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

 

J. Calvin Coolidge,
(30th President of the United States of America)

 

Although not known as one of the world's great orators, President Calvin Coolidge articulated the tremendous resources alone are insufficient for success without a heart to drive you on. We at Peregrine have the persistence, dedication and drive to help you accomplish your objectives. Let us PRESS ON together

 


 

THE GOLDEN RULE

 

B.A. Robinson writes that religious groups differ greatly in their concepts of deity, other beliefs and practices. There is near unanimity of opinion among almost all religions, ethical systems and philosophies that each person should treat others in a decent manner. Almost all these groups have passages in their holy texts, or writing of their leaders, which promote an Ethic of Reciprocity. The most commonly known version in North America is expressed in the Golden Rule. It is often expressed as "Do unto others as you would wish them to do unto you".

 

One result of this Ethic is the concept that every person shares certain inherent human rights simply because of their membership in the human race. People are individually very different. They come in two(2) main genders; different sizes, colors, and shapes; and possess different degrees of ability. They follow many religious and economic systems, speak many languages, and follow many different cultures. But there is a growing consensus that all humans are equal in importance. All should enjoy basic human rights. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one manifestation of this growing worldwide consensus that the Golden Rule is an Ethic we can live by.

 

Ethical behavior is the hallmark of one's character. It must permeate your every action and decision. While there are volumes written on the subject of Ethics, none are as concise and succinct, nor better define the Ethics of Peregrine Development International, Inc. than the Golden Rule.

 


 

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE

 

In 1944, the great Johnny Mercer and four time Academy Award winner, wrote a popular song as part of the movie "Here Comes the Waves" starring Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton and Sonny Tufts. The song and especially the chorus, lifted the spirits of thousands of people with its positive and spiritual messgae to always do the right thing.

 

You got to ac-cent-tchu ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with the mister in between

 

You got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom to the miminum
And have faith, or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

 

To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark,
What did they do, just when everything looked so dark?

 

Man, they said, we better
What did they do, when everything looked so dark?
Man, they said, we better

 

You got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-nate the negative
An latch on th affirmative
Don't mess with the mister in between

 

World War Il was a troubling time for the world. The heart and soul of that period was marked with a civilization that became known as the Greatest Generation. The Greatest Generation sacrificed much and could have fallen to despair or become disillusioned by world events, but they did not. They persevered and never lost hope. Perhaps nowhere is that sprit captured better than in this simple song and its chorus. Let Peregrine help you accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative and don’t mess Mr. in-between.

 


 

IF YOU SEE A GOOD FIGHT, GET INTO IT.

 

The Reverend Vernon Johns, who preceded Dr. Martin Luther King as Pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama from 1947 to 1952, his first pastorate, is quoted as having once said, "If You See A Good Fight, Get In It." He used this as a call to challenge others to continue to fight the good fight and aggresively combat the ills that beset our communities worldwide.

 

Reverend Vernon Johns
Orator, Pastor and U.S. Civil Rights Leader
1892 - 1985

 

Peregrine embraces the spirit of what the Reverend Vernon Johns conveys in these simple words, that you must be committed to your endeavors, and that you must be willing to always do the right thing, even when the costs of doing so are high. Without this commitment, you are but an onlooker. Peregrine is committed to your needs.