Heart Full of Grace

Everybody can be great,
because anybody can serve...
You only need a heart full of grace.

~~Martin Luther King, JR.~~

If a man can reach the latter days
of his life with his soul intact
he has mastered life.

~~Gordon Parks~~

Our flag is red, white, and blue,
but our nation is a rainbow--
red, yellow, brown, black and white--
we're all precious in God's sight.
America is not like a blanket--
one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color,
the same texture, the same size.
America i smore like a quilt--
many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes
all woven and held together by a common thread.

~~Jesse Jackson~~

For it is not light that is needed, but fire;
it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.
We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
The feeling in the nation much be quickened,
the conscience of the nation must be roused...
the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed;
and its crimes against God and man must be denounced.

~~Frederick Douglass~~

The blues is where we came from
and what we experience.
The blues came from nothingness,
from want, from desire.

~~W. C. Handy~~

You see me ravin', you hear me cryin',
Oh Lawd, this lonely heart of mine,
Sometimes, I'm grievin from my hat down to my shoes.
I'm a good hearted woman that's a slave to the blues.

~~Ma Rainey~~

Blues is joyful.
It's a celebration of having overcome bad times.

~~Joe Williams~~

One isn't necessarily born with courage,
but one is born with potential.
Without courage, we cannot practice
any other virtue with consistency.
We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

~~Maya Angelou~~

I am not going to die,
I am going home like a shooting star.

~~Sojourner Truth~~

Man dies when he refuses to stand
up for that which is right.
A man dies when he refuses to take a
stand for that which is true.

~~Martin Luther King, JR.~~

There is no dignity without freedom.

~~Sekou Toure'~~

The color of the skin is no ways connected
with strength of the mind or intellectual powers...

~~Benjamin Banneker~~

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow

~~Langston Hughes~~

It is only those who are free inside
who can help those around them.

~~Peter Abrahams~~

The most rewarding freedom is freedom of the mind

~~Amy Garvey~~

Happiness is perfume,
you can't pour it on somebody else
without getting a few drops on yourself

~~James Van Der Zee~~

Love without esteem cannot go far or reach high.
It is an angel with only one wing.

~~Alexandre Dumas, FILS~~

Treat the world well...
It was not given to you by your parents...
It was lent to you by your children.

~~Kenyan Proverb~~

The true worth of a race must be measured
by the character of its womanhood.....

~~Mary McLeod Bethune~~

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