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Anna Julia Cooper Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anna Julia Cooper.

A race cannot be purified from without.
- Anna Julia Cooper

Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy.
- Anna Julia Cooper

Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.
- Anna Julia Cooper

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman;
nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the
red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man.
Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking
that the world needs to hear her voice.
- Anna Julia Cooper

 

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect,
a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind,
the very birthright of humanity.
- Anna Julia Cooper

One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum
and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God.
- Anna Julia Cooper

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander
the material committed to him,
not to sap his strength in folly and vice,
and to see at the least that he delivers a product
worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
- Anna Julia Cooper

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Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited
with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.
- Anna Julia Cooper

I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl
has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
- Anna Julia Cooper

If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler
men and women than monarchies have done it must and
will inevitably give place to something better.
- Anna Julia Cooper

Agnosticism has nothing to impart.
Its sermons are the exhortations of one who convinces
you he stands on nothing and urges you to stand there too.
- Anna Julia Cooper

The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone.
She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on.
As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.
- Anna Julia Cooper

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Slow but steady wins the race.
- Anonymous

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The end of the human race will be that
it will eventually die of civilization.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- Andrew Carnegie

So much of my life is spent just focused on driving race cars.
- Jeff Gordon

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win,
second or third place is not enough.
- Ayrton Senna

The human race's prospects of survival were considerably
better when we were defenceless against tigers than
they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
- Honore de Balzac

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

If you go on with this nuclear arms race,
all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
- Winston Churchill

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

To live anywhere in the world today and be against
equality because of race or color is like living in
Alaska and being against snow.
- William Faulkner

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe
that had the lion's heart.
I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar.
- Winston Churchill

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

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing
for another is common to all men,
and to be found in no other race of animals.
- Adam Smith

If the human race wishes to have a
prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a
peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
- Winston Churchill

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.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
- Henry Miller

Race prejudice can't be talked down,
it must be lived down.
- Francis J. Grimke

I don't really know how many films I've done,
and I don't look at this as a race that I necessarily want to win.
Nor is it a race that I want to stop running.
- Donald Pleasence

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race.
Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry,
painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
- William Blake

We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology
with the spiritual demands of our human race.
- John Naisbitt

I have never had problems sleeping the night before a race.
- Bobby Rahal

The entire race is usually judged by the actions of one man or woman.
- Hattie McDaniel

Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was,
that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life,
problems and terrors.
- Bill Forsyth

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

The arms race is worse than it ever was,
the dumping of creation down a military rat hole is worse than it ever was,
the wars across the earth are worse than they ever were.
- Daniel Berrigan

Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized,
there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons,
and a strong desire to get rid of them.
- Joseph Rotblat

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor
of California who went through a painful defeat in
the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.
- Michael Medved

I already played James Dean in a film called Race with Destiny,
but it hasn't come out yet.
- Casper Van Dien

There shall be no solution to this race problem until you,
yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.
- Marcus Garvey

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion
and growth of every dialect,
race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
- Walt Whitman

You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race.
The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.
- Ayrton Senna

A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled.
- Thomas Hood

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.
- Andrew Jackson

A woman may race to get a man a gift but it always ends in a tie.
- Earl Wilson

When the mother of the race is free,
we shall have a better world,
by the easy right of birth and by the calm,
slow, friendly forces of evolution.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance.
Thank god I am not doing it!
- Emerson Fittipaldi

There are more people living in freedom today than
at any other time in the history of the human race.
- Mike Rounds

If you're black in America, race is a factor in your life.
Start with that assumption.
- Henry Hampton

I'm off to race around the world - a race against time and two men.
I know I can beat time.
I hope I can beat the men.
- Dorothy Kilgallen

It's a weird scene.
You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're
surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking
you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue


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