Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take -- choose the bolder.
William Joseph Slim
We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.
Alfred P. Sloan
Hiking is the best workout!... You can hike for three hours and not even realize you're working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.
If a man truly wants to communicate with his wife, he must enter her world of emotions.
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live, and by her busy ways, reform thy own.
Vanity is a vital aid to nature: completely and absolutely necessary to life. It is one of nature's ways to bind you to the earth.
The belief in immortality has always seemed cowardly to me. When very young I learned that all things die, and all that we wish of good must be won on this earth or not at all.
In all the movies I'm in love with someone in my head. There's always love in a film somewhere. It doesn't matter even if it's an action movie.
All fair in love and war.
Francis Edward Smedley
My work is like my vacation, so in a way every day is like Saturday.
You have not lived a perfect day... unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The very greatest things -- great thoughts, discoveries, inventions -- have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.
The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Money isn't important, but you have to have enough, so you don't have to think about it. Thinking about money is a drag.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
Old elephants limp off to the hills to die; old Americans go out to the highway and drive themselves to death with huge cars.
Hunter S. Thompson
The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country.
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.
James A. Michener
My parents still treat Christmas like I'm thirteen years old.
The world is full of human lobsters; men stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat.
Orison Swett Marden
The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
It is well, when one is judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.
John Henrik Clarke
The immense cities lie basking on the beaches of the continent like whales that have taken to the land.
Arnold J. Toynbee
I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it.
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
In government you carry each hope each disillusion. And in politics it's always about the next challenge.
Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Ralph Inge
Maybe I'm delusional but I'm usually funny. It's not 100% but I have a pretty good batting average.
I find the pessimist to be, if not exactly pleasant, then at least sincere. You always know what a pessimist is thinking, and if you don
Christopher Orlet, from The Opti
Families survive, one way or another. You have a tie, a connection that exists long after death, through many lifetimes.
To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.
Copyrighted © 2020 — Quotation.io. All rights reserved.