History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Quote by Maya Angelou
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Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
I know why the caged bird sings.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else you will have succeeded.
In order to be profoundly dishonest, a person must have one of two qualities either he is unscrupulously ambitious, or he is unswervingly egocentric.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Our combat mission is ending, but our commitment to Iraq's future is not.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
I have absolutely no regret about my vote against this war. The same questions remain. The cost in human lives, the cost to our budget, probably 100 billion. We could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less.
So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
The only people who live in a post-black world are four people who live in a little white house on Pennsylvania Avenue. The idea that America is post-racial or post-black because a man I admire, Barack Obama, is president of the United States, is a joke. And I hope no one will even wonder about this crazy fiction again.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Giving up is not an issue... The main issue is about your life and your future.