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Black News and News Makers in History: Pearl Bailey Quotes

  • You cannot belong to anyone else, until you belong to yourself.
  • You never find yourself until you face the truth.
  • A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
  • There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
  • A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
  • Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first.
  • Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence.
  • I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go.
  • Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.
  • No one can figure out your worth but you.
  • People see God every day, they just don't recognize him.
  • Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment.
  • The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.
  • The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
  • There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
  • There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you if you don't repeat it.
  • To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil.
  • We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our effects on others.
  • What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
  • When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.
  • You must change in order to survive.

Compiled from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/pearl_bailey.html.

 
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