I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
The youth need to be enabled to become job generators from job seekers.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Regarding marriage, it - somehow, it didn't happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
I came across few whites as a boy at Qunu. The local magistrate, of course, was white, as was the nearest shopkeeper. Occasionally, white travellers or policemen passed through our area. These whites appeared as grand as gods to me, and I was aware that they were to be treated with a mixture of fear and respect.
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.
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