Advice from the Ladies

I pass by this little bit of sane hope in the park every day. Over the last several months, I’ve watched it weather and fade and have kicked myself for not photographing it before it melts away entirely. It gladdens my heart and, if I could, would throw a great hug around the person who thought to slap it down on the pathway.

I finally remembered to bring my phone this morning and, once back home, decided to look for more inspirational words. There were a lot from famous men but I chose women because I’m damn tired of hearing men yapper on about this world. Most of them aren’t helping, anyway.

Not all these women are famous and were haphazardly chosen out of the hundred I researched. What they have in common are wise brains and hearts. And don’t we all need a lot of that right now?

Truth is powerful and it will prevail. Sojourner Truth

In America we have people who are too rich, people who are too poor, people who are hngry, people who are sick, people who are homeless, people who are impreisioned, people who are bored, people who are strung-out, people who are lonely, people who are exploited, people who lose and can’t find their way, people who give up on life. America, we better live as sistsrs and brother. Let us take care of our land. We cannot stand up for every other land. Stand up for ourselves. Pearl Bailey

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization. Agnes Repplier

There is no reason to repeat bad history. Eleanor Holmes Norton

When hope is taken away from people moral degeneration follows swiftly after. Pearl S. Buck

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries “Give, give!” Abigail Adams

The men and women of the North are slaveholders, those of the South slaveowners. The guilt rests on the North equally with the South. Susan B. Anthony

The course of history is directed by the choices we make and our choices grow out of the ideas, the beliefs, the values, the dreams of the people. Eleanor Roosevelt

It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights, for blacks without including whites. Because equal rights, justice, are all in the air: we all have it or none of us have it. That is the truth of it. Maya Angelou