Quotes and Quotations

“I love myself when I’m laughing, and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”

– Zora Neale Hurston


“Thought accomplishes that which it desires, in truth, to accomplish.”

– Guru Madeleine


“I can’t doesn’t live here.”

– Crystal R. Emery


“I have chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.”

– Sidney Poitier


“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

– Maya Angelou


“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”

– Shirley Chisholm

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.


“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

— Audre Lorde, author/activist


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

―Marianne Williamson


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

– Helen Keller

“Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

― Les Brown


“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.”

― Swami Sivananda


“Tragedy doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal; it lies in having no goal to reach.”

― Benjamin E. Mays


“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”

―Friedrich Engels


“We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.”

―Sir Winston Churchill


“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

― Dr. Martin Luther King


“To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, is to know success.”

―Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

― Frederick Douglass


“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

― Maya Angelou