Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody—a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns—bent down and helped us pick up our boots.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Those in power need the powerless to trust that equal justice under the law prevails.
Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.
to be nobody-but-yourself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight
— e.e. cummings
Ottawa Hills Michigan High School Spectator
Ocober 26, 1955
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, 2017
from a Dominique Faget photo, Getty Images
There is no elegant solution to a poorly defined problem.
Architect Harry Gordon
Dorothea Lange photo from San Joaquin Valley
If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.
In a world determined to let you know that you will never amount to anything, the important thing to remember is that you are one of a kind, irreplaceable.
The best things in life have nothing to do with fashion or the electronic accoutrements of our times or even sex, but everything to do with sharing, enjoying the sun and a breeze, and being together.
These Forever Stamps are courtesy of USPS
The nation was not built with bullets, guts and glory, but rather on the backs of workers who had strength and imagination and a can-do spirit.
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