Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined. Richard Koch - Author
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser - 1868-1935, Author
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. Joan Lunden - Journalist, Author, and Television Host
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968 Baptist minister, Activist, Humanitarian Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Civil Rights Leader
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard. Colin Powell Son of Jamaican Immigrants Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1st African-American Secretary of State
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything... that smacks of discrimination or slander. Mary McLeod Bethune Educator, Stateswoman, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Civil Rights Activist
If you write, continue to write. If you speak, continue to speak. Whatever your passion, do it even when you think no one is looking, listening, or caring. Fulfilling YOUR commitment to YOU strengthens your resolve. Becoming your best illuminates the path others may follow. Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant
Somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for rights. And so just as I said, we aren't going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around. We aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.
From the speech "I've been to the mountaintop" by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee