If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Courage the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Nothing will work unless you do. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. All great achievements require time. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them. There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.’ I believe that every person is born with talent. Life loves the liver of it. When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. Achievement brings its own anticlimax. Effective action is always unjust. While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
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