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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, May 1, 2017


What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– Emerson -

Shared by Willie Johnson in the 1st of his 4 part series; $success Is U-2

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, April 27, 2017


True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

Arthur Ashe
Was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player.
Winner of three Grand Slam titles.
1st black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team.
Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 25, 2017


It’s not about where you were born,
or what you wear on your chest.
It’s about what you do.
It’s about action.

Jerry Seigel and Joe Schuster
Glenville High School graduates and co-creators of Superman

Inspirations - Monday, April 24, 2017


Education should never be denied to anyone nor should teachers ever abuse the trust of their pupils and their parents. An effective education is liberating and opens the doors to opportunities and life altering experiences.

James “Jay” Rogers, Jr.
1st African-American named National Teacher of the Year (1972)

Source: https://www.museumofdurhamhistory.org/learn/history-groves/james-jay-marshall-rogers-jr/

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, April 21, 2017


Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.

Prince Rogers Nelson "Prince"
June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist,
philanthropist, dancer and record producer.

Inspirations - Thursday, April 20, 2017


I've never seen myself as a 'girl driver.' I'm just a driver.

Danica Patrick
American professional stock car racing driver, model, and advertising spokeswoman.
1st first female winner of a major U.S.-sanctioned open-wheel race (April 20, 2008 - Indy Japan 300). 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Let us let our own children know that we will stand against the forces of fear. When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it. In the face of death, let us honor life. As St. Paul admonished us, let us not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

President Bill Clinton

In the wake of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the 2nd worst domestic terrorist attack ever committed on U.S. soil, surpassed in numbers only by the massacre of over 800 African-Americans and the destruction of Black Wall Street.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 18, 2017


War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.

Paul Valery

Additional Comment: April 18, 1989:
Beginning of student protests which ended in the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, April 17, 2017


Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin
1-17-1706 - 04/17/1790
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States,
renowned polymath and a leading author, printer,
political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, April 14, 2017


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States
Assassinated April 14, 1865

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, April 13, 2017


I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life.

Sidney Poitier
1st Bahamian and 1st African-American to win an
Academy Award for Best Actor (April 13, 1964)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 12, 2017


The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 11, 2017


It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Harry S. Truman
33rd President of the United States

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, April 10, 2017


Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.

Ulysses S. Grant
18th President of the United States and
Commanding General of the Union Army

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, April 7, 2017


I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.

Nadia Comaneci, gold-medal gymnast

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, April 6, 2017


The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you're very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.

Serena Williams

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 5, 2017


But I know every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name.

Pocahontas

Monday, April 3, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, April 3, 2017


Seek those who find your road agreeable, your personality and mind stimulating, your philosophy acceptable, and your experience helpful. Let those who do not, seek their own kind.

Jean-Henri Fabre

Thanks to Jeneen Ford for this one!