Month: February 2023

A soccer player kicking the ball on a field.


February 28, 2023

My parents had the good sense to channel my energy and put me in dancing school, because I was driving them crazy.

—Judith Jamison

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A group of people holding hands in the middle of a circle.


February 27, 2023

If farmers do not cultivate their fields, the people in the town will die of hunger.

—Guinean Proverb

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A group of people gathered around a cake.


February 26, 2023

One of the problems with this country is that we’re wasting the elderly. But nature wastes nothing, so why isn’t their knowledge recycled into the children? To me, there’s nothing more wonderful than an old person who loves children and wants to teach them.

—Eartha Kitt

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A man in suit and tie writing on paper.


February 25, 2023

I rewrite all the way to the printer. I’m never satisfied.

—Toni Morrison

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A woman and child hugging each other.


February 24, 2023

Whenever I find myself beginning to be intolerant or insensitive with my daughters, I think back to a similar incident I put my mother through and I smile and understand their need to be themselves.

—Annette Jones White

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A woman in white holding a fencing mask.


February 23, 2023

I glory in conflict, that I may hereafter exult in victory.

—Frederick Douglass

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A man running on the track with a red ribbon.


February 22, 2023

Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded, because it is so easy not to battle at all, to just accept and call that acceptance inevitable.

—Audre Lord

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A man with dreadlocks is holding up his middle finger.


February 21, 2023

I love to walk on the Sabbath, for all is so peaceful, the noise and labor of everyday life has ceased; and in perfect silence we can commune with nature and with Nature’s God

—Charlotte L. Forten

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A woman and an older person hugging each other.


February 20, 2023

To cheer up on those bad or frustrating days, I want to laugh, so I watch “I Love Lucy” tapes.

—Gail Devers

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A man in a suit is handing money to someone else.


February 19, 2023

Let the Afro-American depend on no party, but on himself for his salvation. Let him to continue to education, to character, and above all, to put money in his purse. When he has money, and plenty of it, parties and races will become his servants.

—Ida B. Wells

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