I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
Don’t forget that human beings have a responsibility to one another, and that Americans will always have a responsibility to the oppressed.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
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