Archives - February 2015
February 1, 2015
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
February 2, 2015
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
February 3, 2015
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
February 4, 2015
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
February 5, 2015
A wink is a little piece of your heart, a wordless smile, a special link.
February 6, 2015
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
February 7, 2015
Don’t let the fear of not pleasing someone stop you from being creative.
February 8, 2015
Do what you feel in your heart to be right --- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
February 9, 2015
Feelings are really your GPS system for life. When you're supposed to do something, or not supposed to do something, your emotional guidance system lets you know.
February 10, 2015
Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.
February 11, 2015
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
February 12, 2015
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
February 13, 2015
Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.
February 14, 2015
When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
February 15, 2015
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
February 16, 2015
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
February 17, 2015
The first wealth is health.
February 18, 2015
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
February 19, 2015
For children, diversity needs to be real and not merely relegated to learning the names of the usual suspects during Black History Month or enjoying south-of-the-border cuisine on Cinco de Mayo. It means talking to and spending time with kids not like them so that they may discover those kids are in fact just like them.
February 20, 2015
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
February 21, 2015
Words --- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
February 22, 2015
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
February 23, 2015
Black history isn't a separate history. This is all of our history, this is American history, and we need to understand that. It has such an impact on kids and their values and how they view black people.
February 24, 2015
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
February 25, 2015
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
February 26, 2015
Humor is a spontaneous, wonderful bit of an outburst that just comes. It's unbridled, its unplanned, it's full of suprises.
February 27, 2015
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
February 28, 2015
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.