Freedom is about a way of thinking. Freedom is about understanding that you can do anything that you want and freedom is about being able to take information and education and make it relevant to your own growth every single day. Freedom is not staying in the box. Freedom is not doing what other people want you to do.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow.
Your life has to consist of more than ‘Black people should unite.’ You hope they do, but not twenty-four hours a day.
You can live your life being scared of losing someone, and at the end of the day, if he is going to leave you, he’ll leave you, and that’s it.
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
No graduation speaker will ever tell you that the future is anything but uncertain. It never is. But graduations need not only be obsessed with looking ahead; a graduation can be a day on which we turn back and trace our steps to see how we ended up where we are.
We’re not in love with Literature all the time – especially when you have to teach it every day.
The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns.
You cannot add more minutes to the day, but you can utilize each one to the fullest.