1. 10

    All day long and all night through, One thing only must I do: Quench my pride and cool my blood, Lest I perish in the flood.

    11
  2. 9

    Not for myself I make this prayer, But for this race of mine That stretches forth from shadowed places Dark hands for bread and wine.

    16
  3. 8

    Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:/ To make a poet black, and bid him sing!

    19
  4. 7

    Give but a grain of the heart's rich seed, Confine some under cover, And when love goes, bid him God-speed. And find another lover.

    20
  5. 6

    I have a rendezvous with life.

    23
  6. 5

    The key to all strange things is in thy heart..../ My spirit has come home, that sailed the doubtful seas.

    41
  7. 4

    What is Africa to me: Copper sun or scarlet sea, Jungle star or jungle track, Strong bronzed men, or regal black Women from whose loins I sprang When the birds of Eden sang?

    57
  8. 3

    I was reared in the conservative atmosphere of a Methodist parsonage.

    80
  9. 2

    There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call 'the breaks.

    83
  10. 1

    The truth is... everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.

    132
  11. Last Update: 1 October 2022

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