First and foremost, we find inspiration in the Salvadoran people. One of our most important institutional values is respect. Specifically, respect for diversity, indigenous culture and the historical identity of the country, since the time of native peoples until the present. We take. pride in our history and in it, we recognize features that are transcendental, noble, and positive.

We are also inspired by the words and actions of the following notable people:

A country, a civilization can be judged by the way it treats its animals
Mahatma Gandhi

 

Cultivators of the Earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the stronger, the more independent, the most virtuous, and are linked to their country and cling to their liberty and interests by the most enduring bands.
Thomas Jefferson

 

Growing your own food is like printing your own money.
Ron Finley, agronomist and designer

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

 

We have not inherited the world from our forefathers — we have borrowed it from our children.
Kashmiri proverb

 

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
Horace Mann

 

Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity.
Zoltan Kodaly
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