When the road looks rough ahead, remember the 'Man upstairs'
and the word HOPE.
Hang onto both and 'tough it out'.
When the riots happened in L.A., they didn't go to Beverly Hills to trash Rodeo Drive. They trashed their own neighborhoods. It's one of those tragedies that we always see in riot situations, where the only thing that they can lash out against is the stuff that's right there in their own communities. They destroy the very things that help them survive in their own community. There is a level of futility in that.
When the rights of any individual or group are chipped away, the freedom of all erodes.
When the right moment appears, the key is to not let it pass.
When the rich wage war, it is the poor who die.
When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
When the rich plunder the poor of his rights, it becomes an example for the poor to plunder the rich of his property, for the rights of the one are as much property to him as wealth is property to the other, and the little all is as dear as the much. It is only by setting out on just principles that men are trained to be just to each other; and it will always be found, that when the rich protect the rights of the poor, the poor will protect the property of the rich. But the guarantee, to be effectual, must be parliamentarily reciprocal.
When the rich kids got together, the most we ever did was cross against a red light.
When the rhythm and night ride, no heart can hide.
When the reward is the activity itself -- deepening learning, delighting customers, doing one's best -- there are no shortcuts.
When the reviews are bad I tell my staff that they can join me as I cry all the way to the bank.
When the restrictions you have do not limit you, this is what we mean by practice.
When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yoga, the yogi by the grace of the Spirit within himself finds fulfillment.
When the response to comedy becomes cheering instead of laughing, that is so irritating. It's the worst.
When the residue of oppression and fear are compounded over time, when the historical precedents of policing and discrimination manifest themselves over and over again, the very act of waking up to a world complicit in your distress can feel like a herculean task. But black people are human beings, just like everyone else.
When the reptile is attacked at one mouth of his burrow, he shows himself at another.
When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.
When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth.
When the religious Cowper confesses in the opening lines of his address to the famous Yardley oak, that the sense of awe and reverence it inspired in him would have made him bow himself down and worship it but for the happy fact that his mind was illumined with the knowledge of the truth, he is but saying what many feel without in most cases recognizing the emotion for what it is--the sense of the supernatural in nature.