Notorious RBG – Sunday Seven

Ruth Bader Ginsberg (March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020). The world lost a trailblazer and a true champion this week.

  • I pray that I may be all that (my mother) would have been had she lived in an age when women could aspire and achieve, and daughters are cherished as much as sons.
  • Fight for the things you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
  • I would advise more listening, less talking.
  • I am optimistic in the long run. A great man once said the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle, it’s the pendulum, and when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back.
  • It helps sometimes to be a little deaf. When a thoughtless and unkind word is spoken best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.
  • You should speak in your own voice.
  • Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.

Sunday Seven – MLK

A great Leader… and a great orator.

Lightning makes no sound until it strikes (Martin Luther King, Jr).

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now (Martin Luther King, Jr).

Only in the darkness can you see the stars (Martin Luther King, Jr).

No person has the right to rain on your dreams (Martin Luther King, Jr).

Change does not roll in on the wheels on inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle ((Martin Luther King, Jr).

We cannot walk alone (Martin Luther King, Jr).

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends (Martin Luther King, Jr).

The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just (Martin Luther King, Jr: Why I am opposed to the War in Vietnam).

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will (Mahatma Gandhi).

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever (Mahatma Gandhi).