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“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects […]

“The animals of the planet are in desperate peril… Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.” –Alice Walker

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at.” –Jesse Owens, Blackthink (1970)

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” –Marcus Garvey

“Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which colored women have to bear.” –Mary Church Terrell

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” –Oprah Winfrey

“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.” –Maya Angelou, “Still I rise,” And Still I Rise (1978)

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” –Colin Powell

“My ministry’s always been one of social activism. I think a responsible minister must be at some levels involved in the social order.” –Al Sharpton

“Happiness doesn’t depend nearly as much on our circumstances as it does on our relationships, our attitudes, and our beliefs. It comes not as much from what we have and acquire, but from what we accomplish in the way of […]