Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Quotations

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915)

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.
Zora Neale Hurston (1901 - 1960)

I had crossed the line. I was free, but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913)

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)

What makes any event important, unless by its observation we become better and wiser, and learn to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly before God?
Olauduh Equiano (1745 - 1797)

There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other peoples; just so long we will have cause for war, and make lasting peace an impossibility.
Marcus Garvey (1887 - 1940)

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895)

There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained.
WEB Dubois (1868 - 1963)

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