Saturday, August 30, 2008

Quotes To Live BY

I found these amazing quotes on the Bed-Stuy For Obama myspace page and wanted to share. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture the images but the words are powerful nonethe less.

We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.

--Malcolm X
(El Hajj Malik El Shabazz)
Civil Rights Activist
American Muslim
Human Rights Advocate

"Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945
Human Rights and Civil Rights Spokesperson

"So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you."
--B.R. Ambedkar

Leader of the Dalits (Untouchables)
Buddhist Revivalist
Architect of the Indian Constitution
Recipient of the Bharat Ratna (Highest Civilian Award for Highest Degree of national Service)

"I've said to educators that if many of us were running businesses the way we run schools, we'd be out of business. Would you send your kid to a place where every day he wasn't getting better? School leaders don't talk enough about why their work is important. Why are we doing this, and how do we know whether we're doing it well? We know by noticing what happens to kids. Service work is about noticing -- and a good leader notices all the time."
--Dr. Lorraine Monroe

Founder of the Frederick Douglass Academy
Featured Educator on 60 Minutes

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
--Frederick Douglass

"The infernal laws of slavery have prevented them from acquiring an education, understanding the common laws of contract, or of managing the ordinary business of life. This Congress is bound to provide for them until they can take care of themselves. If we do not furnish them with homesteads, and hedge them around with protective laws; if we leave them to the legislation of their late masters, we had better have left them in bondage.

If we fail in this great duty now, when we have the power, we shall deserve and receive the execration of history and of all future ages."

--Thaddeus Stevens
U.S. House Representative
Leader of Radical Republicans
Anti-Slavery Advocate and Pro-Abolitionism

"When a dream takes hold of with it, and to hell with the consequences!"

--Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams
Alternative Health Care Leader
Professional Clown
Social Diplomat
Founder of Gesundheit Institute

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me a soul of a free man."
--Toussaint Louverture

First Emperor of the First Independent Black nation of the West (Haiti)

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
--Madame Marie Curie

Twice Nobel Laureate in Physics and Chemistry
First Female Professor of the Sorbonne (Paris)
Radioactive Pioneer leading to the X-Ray

"He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave."

--Andrew Carnegie

Captain of American Industry
Founder of Carnegie Steel Company
Highly Respected Philanthropist

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