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Sorority Quotes

"From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it." ~ Unknown

"There is no chance or choice when pledging, only strength and survival. Let your sisters give you the strength to survive" ~ Anonymous

"Sororities symbolize all that we wish to accomplish in our lives. They represent the struggles we all face as we grow. Why we cling to them no one can explain, but in the end, we are all stronger for it." ~ Unknown

"Sisterhood is the essence of all the wisdom of the ages, distilled into a single word. You cannot see sisterhood, neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is a pat on the back, a smile of encouragement. It's someone to share with, to celebrate your achievements." ~ Anonymous

"Individually unique. Together complete." ~ Unknown

"The group of people you associate with says a lot about your character. In my opinion, we're on the right track." ~ Unknown

"If I paid for my friends, I surely didn't pay enough." ~ Anonymous

"Did you ever wake up and wonder if you joined the right sorority? We don't." ~ Unknown

Sorority Soliloquy

I’ve heard it said a sorority
Is a waste of time; but I know better…
For I have seen the love and walked
In the splendor of sisterhood…
I’ve heard it said that a sorority
Is sad; I can’t agree…
I’ve heard it said that a sorority
Is a dull, selfish place; It can’t be true…
I’ve seen the affection, watched it
Fill my heart, the very air…
And I have learned the Creed
Polished and spotless from end to end
And I’ve watched the sorority’s
Devotion drape each and every active
And pledge to look like nature’s
Freshly-granted love nourished for growth…
I’ve heard it said that a sorority is
Harmful, but they are wrong…
For I know my sisters…watched them
Strive to save a cause, spend of themselves…
And I’ve watched them hope, dream,
And aspire, side by side…
I’ve heard them say these things,
But I would disagree…
Because for every shadow I have
Seen a hundred rays of light…
For every plaintive note I’ve
Heard the symphony of joy…
For every penny-weight of bad,
I’ve found a ton of good…
Good in nature, in people, in my sorority…
I’m thankful I belong.

"Sorority sisters are the siblings God forgot to give us." ~ Unknown


More to improve and fewer to disapprove.
More doers fewer talkers.
More to say it can be done and fewer to say it's impossible.
More to inspire and fewer to throw cold water on them.
More to get in the thick of things and fewer to sit on the sidelines.
More to point out what's right and fewer to show what's wrong.
More to light a candle and fewer to curse the darkness

Do You Just Belong?

Do You Just Belong?
Are you an active member, the kind that would be missed?
Or are you contented that your name is on the list?
Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the flock?
Or do you stay at home and criticize and knock?
Do you ever go and visit a member that is sick?
Or leave the work to just a few and talk about the clique?
There's quite a program scheduled that I'm sure you've heard about.
And we will appreciate it if you'll come and help with hand and heart
Don't be just a member, dig in and do your part.
Think this over member - you know right from wrong.
Are you an active member, or do you just belong?
~ Unknown

I Know a Girl...

I know a girl...
Who is amazing.
She runs a few miles a day, aces her classes,
organizes social events, and participates in all sorts of campus organizations.
At night she may go out and have fun, but she always manages to get everything done.

I know a girl...
Who will let you cry on her shoulder and will be there for you in times of need.
She has lots of friends and makes sure she leaves enough time to hang with them all.
She will give good advice and listen to your every word and thought with an unbiased ear.
She will love you for who you are and accept you no matter what.

I know a girl...
Who will smile even though she didn't have the greatest day.
She always brings her positive attitude and it's contagious.
Those who are around her want to smile too!

I know a girl...
Who will bring out the best in everyone she meets.
She has friends in many different houses on this campus as well as friends who are not Greek, because she does not care what house you're in.
Who parties it up at fraternity parties, but goes many other places at night.

You might know this girl too...
Whether you're in her house or not, everyone knows one of these girls.
She is my sister.
She might be your sister, or she might be someone else's.
Those that know this girl know what sororities are all about because she represents them in almost everything she does.

Sororities aren't about drinking and boys and Kate Spade and Prada.
Sororities are about laughter, tears, friendship, sisterhood, honor, loyalty, and love.
The people in my sorority want me to succeed.
They help me to rise up and allow others to follow.
At retreats we share in times that we will remember forever.
But it's not really just my sorority.
Homecoming, Socials, Parents Weekend, and other Greek activities have given me the opportunity to find out what is unique about each sorority, and I really find wonderful friends among them all.
We need to let other people know who we are.
Greeks are not exclusive - they are merely one group of many.

I have heard the jokes, we all have...
about what non-Greek students may think about us.
But I challenge you - prove them wrong.
Don't just try to make your house look good, try to make Greeks look good.
Let people know that we are athletes, we are scholars, we come from diverse backgrounds, and we have diverse goals.
But let them know we have similarities.
We are all in the constant pursuit of success. We are all working to achieve our goals,
and we are all making friendships that last a life time.
So be proud, prove people wrong...
Remember that although my sorority may have different history and ideals than yours,
that we are all here for common reasons.

Sometimes we stand outside life
Waiting for a door to open to us
Hoping the person behind that door
Will let us in and be our friend
I was once on the outside
Until a door opened to me and
Behind it I found not only a
Friend, but a new world- a sisterhood-
Now I stand behind that door- on the inside
Helping to open it for someone else
Who stands where I once stood. 
~ Linda Parks

"There are two types of women in this world: sorority women and those who wish they were." ~ Unknown

"They are the family we choose to surround us, the sisters bound by love instead of blood. They know when we are lonely, and appear without being called. When we feel lost, they provide a living map to what comes next; when we doubt everything about ourselves, they remind us who we are." ~ Barbara Alpert

is so many things...
It's a warm smile on a cold and rainy day
a friendly hug, a cheerful hello.
It's baking cookies together.
It's get better cards when you are sick.
It's "Just because I love you" presents.
It's a phone call just to make you smile!
It's all that a good and lasting friendship is,
only better!
It's treasured. It's sacred.
It's knowing that there will always
be someone there for you, no matter what.
It's dreams shared, and goals achieved.
It's counting on others, and being counted on!
It's... Delta Zeta!"
~ Anonymous

"Behold the turtle. She only makes progress when she sticks her neck out." ~ James B. Conant

In her golden lamp and rose
Diamonds and roses
The lamp burning bright
Finding your pathway
With shimmering light
What is the wonder
Of sisters and friends
Caring and sharing the love never ends

Love in Delta Zeta
Straight from the Heart
Pulls us all together
Never apart
And once you learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in Delta Zeta
Is fluently spoken here

You see all our differences
Yet look how we're the same
We love to laugh to dream our dreams
We know the sting of pain
From Washington to Lexington
Our sisters love DZ
And pledges all get misty eyed
To pledge their loyalty

"She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. She is your sister." ~ Barbara Alpert

We're not sisters by birth, but we knew from the start;
God put us together to be sisters by heart."

"Every sister has a fund of embarrassing stories that she can bring out at the most effective moment." ~ Pamela Dugdale

"We are sisters. We will always be sisters. Our differences may never go away, but neither, for me, will our song." ~ Elizabeth Fishel

"Chance made us sisters. Hearts made us friends." ~ Unknown

"My sisters have taught me how to live." ~ George Wasserstein

"You should never look down upon a sister except to pick her up." ~ Unknown

"There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy.
Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves." ~ Anonymous

"My sister is the first person I call with good news, so we can celebrate together...no matter what I'm feeling, her response is the one I want to hear before anyone else's. She is my sounding board, my confidante, my keeper of secrets--and my best friend." ~ Kathleen O'Keefe

"To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidante -- it is to have a soul mate for life." ~ Victoria Secunda

"They're the people you can share your secrets with, cry with, laugh with, and just be yourself with. They don't judge you or make you change. They accept you exactly as you are. They look at you and they see a great person, one they love spending time with. You all share something in common and are tied together by memories, tears, laughs & smiles. You're tied together by love for the other. Sisterhood is the greatest thing in the world. I find my time with my sisters the best times of my life. My sisters are my heart, my soul, my fun, my laughter, my tears, my love and my life" ~ Unknown 

"What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it?" ~ Jenny DeVries

"When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?" ~ Pam Brown