There are times when all one needs is just a bit of inspiration, humor or maybe even
a smile to keep going.  In this section of the web site, I will share with you the words
that inspire me -- sometimes making me laugh, sometimes making me cry, but always
making me think.  Keep coming back!  We will make sure to add new content from

I want to share with you some of my favorite speeches/poems/moments in history.  You can
not read these and not be changed.  Remember, when you have the opportunity, speak up for
what you believe in and who you believe in...

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelo

Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The "Quit India" speech by Mahatma Ghandhi

Malcolm X's Eulogy by Ossie Davis

"Ain't I A Woman" by Sojourner Truth

I love quotations. Below, I am sharing some really cool things said by folks I admire greatly.  
Sometimes, it only takes one word or the right inspiration to grab that sometimes elusive thing
called hope.   Some of the quotes are funny, some thought provoking, some
[All Quotes are from the WONDERFUL site of Bill Austin's, and are presented with permission]

Maya Angelo

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the
unknown and even the unknowable
--Maya Angelou

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
--Maya Angelou American poet, writer, and actress

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I am with you kid Let's go!'
--Maya Angelou

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
--Maya Angelou

Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
--Albert Einstein

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
--Albert Einstein

People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we
live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
--Albert Einstein in a letter to Otto Juliusburger

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
--Albert Einstein

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity
--Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955)

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
--Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955)

We have to do the best we can. This is our perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty
--Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955)

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
--Albert Einstein

James Baldwin

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to
criticize her perpetually.
--James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as
free as they want to be.
--James Baldwin

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
--James Baldwin

H.L. Mencken

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
- H. L. Mencken

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out...without regard to the
prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he
lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
- H. L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken

Muhammed Ali

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself
--Muhammad Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth
--Muhammad Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
--Muhammad Ali

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
--Muhammad Ali

Vincent Van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
--Vincent Van Gogh

Love is eternal -- the aspect may change, but not the essence There is the same difference in a person
before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there
and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one
calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work.
--Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. Passersby see only a
wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.
--Vincent Van Gogh

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
--Vincent Van Gogh
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