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"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
"When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression."
"Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude, but their attitude, that will determine their altitude."
"Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we're all precious in God's sight."
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up."
"Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together."
"Keep hope alive!"
"In politics, an organized minority is a political majority."
"Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy."
"Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer, but imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master."
"Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change."
"America is not like a blanket: one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt: many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread."
"A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever."
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