African American Quotations

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DIRECTION
681. We proceeded in an easterly direction, and all busied themselves in searching for gold; but my errand was of a different character: I had come to discover hat I suspected to be a pass [now Beckwourth Pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountains].

Jim Beckwourth, 1798-1866 Mountain man

682. Where do we go from here?

Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968 Civil rights activist and Nobel laureate

683. It's pretty hard for the Lord to guide you if you haven't made up your mind which way you want to go.

Mme. C.J. Walker, 1867-1919 Entrepreneur


DISCIPLINE
684. I cannot imagine a writer who is not continually reaching, who contains no discontent that what he or she is producing is not more than it is. so primarily, I suppose, discipline is the foundation of the profession, and that holds regardless of anything else.

Mari Evans, 1923- Poet

685. It doesn't matter what you are trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline.

Wilma Rudolph, 1940-1994 Olympic track star

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