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Morning Coffee Quotes

Autumn Sunflowers - photo by Cindy Caraway
“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.”
— Mary McLeod Bethune

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”
— Ronald Reagan

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”
— Max Lucado

“Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength .”
— Eric Hoffer

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price.”
— Arthur Ashe

“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.”
— Denis Waitley

“Under capitalism the more money you have, the easier it is to make money, and the less money you have, the harder. Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. The affluence of the rich supposes the indigence of the many.”
— Adam Smith

“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”
— Franz Kafka

“Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant.”
— Yiddish Proverb

“I’ve been here [Washington D.C.] now most of my life and I think that we have become very comfortable with not thinking things through and debating things. I think that we have decided that rather than confront the disagreement and differences of opinion, we’ll just simply annihilate the person who disagrees with us. I don’t think that’s going to work in a republic or a civil society. At some point, we have got to recognize that we’re destroying our institutions and undermining our institutions.”
— U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (commenting on GOP-led Senate refusal to hold confirmation hearings on Merrick Garland)

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
— Howard Thurman

“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.”
— Booker T. Washington

“We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.”
— Dakotan Proverb

“Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.”
— Flannery O'Connor

“Count your joys instead of your woes.
Count your friends instead of your foes.”
— Irish Proverb

“Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.”
— Oscar Wilde

“Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none.”
— Bishop Robert South

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

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