Henry Louis Gates

Patriotism is best exemplified through auto-critique.

Henry Louis Gates

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Joe Frazier Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
Milton Friedman Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
Julia Cameron Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.
Anton Chekhov The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
William Congreve 'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
Dale Earnhardt It's a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.
Drew Barrymore Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, 'You're not a father.' I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable.
Noam Chomsky I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.
Pope Paul VI In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
Bobby McFerrin I grew up in a time when being a musician and learning to be a musician was actually very wonderful.
Barbara Kingsolver The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
Friedrich Schiller It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.
Chinua Achebe A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.
Charles Baudelaire Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
Linus Torvalds The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it.
Coco Chanel A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
George Santayana The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
Ashley Smith Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Asa Gray We may take it to be the accepted idea that the Mosaic books were not handed down to us for our instruction in scientific knowledge, and that it is our duty to ground our scientific beliefs upon observation and inference, unmixed with considerations of a different order.
Bill Vaughan It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.

Henry Louis Gates

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