There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.

I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.

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The human race has but one really affective weapon, and that is laughter.

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars—on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.

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If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

The human race is governed by its imagination.

Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.

Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.

Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?

I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.

The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.

The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.

We need not worry so much about what man descends from;

it's what he descends to that shames the human race.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races.

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

Race is a lazy mind's tool for identifying culture.

Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.

The human race was always interesting and we know by its past that it will always continue so, monotonously.

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.

In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler.

If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.

No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.

Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.

A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race.

If we're gonna progress as a people we are going to realise that, as one of my favourite poets says, the other is a lie. There are no other people. Race is a social construct.

For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together.

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless.

If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

The real purpose of running isn't to win a race, it's to test the limits of the human heart.

We are a conquering race. We must obey our blood and occupy new markets and if necessary new lands.

Remember that the horse that finishes a neck ahead wins the race.

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.

We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor.

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.

If you want to win anything -- a race, your self, your life -- you have to go a little berserk.

The human race has improved everything, but the human race.

Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.

The human race is a zone of living things that should be defined by tracing its confines.

After all there is but one race -- humanity.

The best interviews -- like the best biographies -- should sing the strangeness and variety of the human race.