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If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
When everyone is included, everyone wins.
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you change.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
Our flag is read, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbown-red, yellow, brown, black and white - and we're all precious in God's sight.
A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.
Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
While I've spent a lot of quality time with my children, perhaps it's not been enough.
It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.
Our premise is that inclusion leads to growth. So for those who are locked out, they lose development, and those who are in power lose market and growth.
At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams.
If you try you may fail, if you don't try you're guaranteed to fail.
You can't teach what you don't know. And you can't lead where you don't go.
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up.
I was born in a slum, but the slum wasn't born in me.
The burden of being black is that you have to be superior just to be equal. But the glory of it is that, once you achieve, you have achieved, indeed.
I hear that melting pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
America is not like a blanket- one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread.
Just because a chicken was born in the oven doesn't make it a biscuit.
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life.
When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
Many have fought for and even lost their lives to end segregation, to win the right to vote. It disappoints me to now have to cajole people to register and to vote.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down.
We must never surrender. America will get better and better. Keep hope alive. Keep hope alive.
In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
There have been more people disenfranchised in Washington than there have been in Kuwait.
When I came here, I put my hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. I didn't put my hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.
The great responsibility that we have today is to put the poor and the near poor back on front of the American agenda.
At the end of the day, we're defined by our predicament, not by the sides of town.
Those in blue suits who use thinly veiled race symbols -- when they say welfare and crime and three strikes and anti- affirmative action -- they are sending messages more profound their language.
I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
Many kids come out of college, they have a credit card and a diploma. They don't know how to buy a house or a car or health insurance or life insurance. They do not know basic microeconomics.
No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high.
It'll be a great day when the seniors have all the baseball caps they need and the Pentagon bombs Gilligan's Island.
The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.
That's all Hymie wants to talk about is Israel. Every time you go to Hymietown that's all they want to talk about.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. Your children need your presence more than your presents.
That Obama I would like to cut his nuts off.
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.