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  • Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall
    American lawyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1908-1993
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    A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.
  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
    English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    As soon as you become aware that something is not working, immediately shift your focus to the desired result.
  • Bea Arthur
    Bea Arthur
    American actress and comedian 1922-2009
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    But that's one of the nice things about doing a stage show, if something doesn't work out, you have the luxury of working on it over time.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
  • Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
    11th President of India 1931-2015
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    Happiness, satisfaction, and success in life depend on making the right choices, the winning choices. There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them.
    Source: Wings of Fire
  • Barry Hannah
    Barry Hannah
    American novelist 1942-2010
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    Honestly, I envy painters, who can have a masterpiece in one morning. Or musicians, who can write something in 30 minutes and arrange it in an hour, sometimes. 'Cause with this, with writing, you can occasionally feel like a caveman, like you've been working with pitch and tar on this brush.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says ''there is no wisdom without leisure.''
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
    American novelist 1952-
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    Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working.
  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    British historian 1834-1902
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    The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
    Source: My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience (1911)
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