Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Writer and activist James Baldwin (1924-1987) whose immense talent and passion shone through in his themes of race, sex and class. Of all the many things I have read and listened to in the past few months that have highlighted the different obstacles black people have faced trying to get equality, this one still resonates the most.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
A wonderful quote by the iconic Baptist Minister and activist leader Martin Luther King Jr (1929 – 1968). A true inspiration, King won the Nobel Peace Prize and helped lead the seismic changes in civil rights. You can find more of the great man’s wisdom here.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Playwright, novelist, short story writer and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)