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    Think about it: we went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery pieces of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery with chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands.

    105
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    Every person who has grown to any degree of usefulness, every person who has grown to distinction, almost without exception has been a person who has risen by overcoming obstacles, by removing difficulties, by resolving that when he met discouragement he would not give up.

    120
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    We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.

    164
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    Success is not measured by where you are in life, but the obstacles you've over come

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    The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.

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    I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.

    225
  7. 4

    If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

    251
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    Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

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    There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.

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    I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.

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  11. Last Update: 6 October 2022

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    Character is power.

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    Success always leaves footprints.

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    Character is power.

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    If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

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    Those who are the happiest, are those who do the most for others.

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    I will permit no one to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate them.

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    Character, not circumstances, makes the man.

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