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Booker T. Washington photo

„Character, not circumstances, makes the man.“

—  Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915
"Democracy and Education", speech, Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn NY (30 September 1896)

Dolly Parton photo

„Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

Lil Peep photo

„Gettin' to the cake now All the hate don't faze me All the money that I make now I'll never let it change me“

—  Lil Peep American rapper 1996 - 2017
Song Benz Truck (Гелик), Album: Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1

Nancy Reagan photo

„While I loved being first lady, my eight years with that title were the most difficult years of my life.“

—  Nancy Reagan, My Turn
My Turn (1989), Context: In 1981, when Ronnie and I moved to Washington, I never dreamed that our eight years there would be a time of so much emotion. But life in the White House is magnified: The highs were higher than I expected, and the lows were much lower. While I loved being first lady, my eight years with that title were the most difficult years of my life. Both of my parents died while Ronnie was president, and my husband and I were both operated on for cancer. Before we had even settled in, Ronnie was shot and almost killed. Then there was the pressure of living under the intense scrutiny of the media, and the frustration of frequently being misunderstood. Everything I did or said seemed to generate controversy, and it often seemed that you couldn’t open a newspaper without seeing a story about me — my husband and me, my children and me, Donald Regan and me, and so on. I don’t think I was as bad, or as extreme in my power or my weakness, as I was depicted — especially during the first year, when people thought I was overly concerned with trivialities, and the final year, when some of the same people were convinced I was running the show. In many ways, I think I served as a lightning rod; and in any case, I came to realize that while Ronald Reagan was an extremely popular president, some people didn’t like his wife very much. Something about me, or the image people had of me, just seemed to rub them the wrong way. Foreword

Marie Curie photo

„Scientist believe in things, not in person“

—  Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934

Thorstein Veblen photo
Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Andrea Dworkin photo

„Q: People think you are very hostile to men.
A: I am.
Q: Doesn't that worry you?
A: From what you said, it worries them.“

—  Andrea Dworkin Feminist writer 1946 - 2005
Nervous Interview (1979). Dworkin wrote both the questions and the answers

Elizabeth I of England photo

„I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too,“

—  Elizabeth I of England Queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until 1603 1533 - 1603
Speech to the Troops at Tilbury (1588), Context: I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm.

Elizabeth I of England photo
 RuPaul photo

„If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?“

—  RuPaul Actriz de Televisa, dueña y señora de los ejidos cacaoahuateros 1960
In: Abiola Abrams The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love: The 11 Secrets of Feminine Power, El Dorado Publishing, 25 June 2014, p. 30

Ramana Maharshi photo
Eric Hobsbawm photo

„People may not like to meet bandits, especially on a dark night, but a taste for reading about them seems to be universal.“

—  Eric Hobsbawm British academic historian and Marxist historiographer 1917 - 2012
Bandits (1969), Preface to Pantheon Edition

Margaret Thatcher photo
 Eazy-E photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Today anniversaries
Martin Luther King, Jr. photo
Martin Luther King, Jr.639
American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Ci… 1929 - 1968
A.A. Milne photo
A.A. Milne167
British author 1882 - 1956
Rudyard Kipling photo
Rudyard Kipling193
English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Bruce Chatwin photo
Bruce Chatwin6
English novelist 1940 - 1989
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