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"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible."

"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."

"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities."

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."

"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing."

"Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable."

"Effective action is always unjust."

"Nothing will work unless you do."

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."

"Achievement brings its own anticlimax."

"All great achievements require time."

"All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened."

"There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth."

"If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die."

"I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people."

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

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