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Sunday: Quotes of the day: Alex Haley

Published Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 7:39 AM EDT
Aug 11 2013

Quotes of the day: Alex Haley, (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992).


Any time you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.

History is written by the winners.

I wasn't going to be one of those people who died wondering what if? I would keep putting my dreams to the test- even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there.

If you think about it, there’s not a religious group, there’s not a nationalistic group, there’s not a tribe, there is no grouping of people to my knowledge, of any consequence, who have not, at one or another time, been the object of hatred, racism, or who has not had people against them just because they were them.

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.

In the bush, trust no one you don't know.

Never completely encircle your enemy. Leave him some escape, for he will fight even more desperately if trapped.

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.

Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.

The family is our refuge and our springboard; nourished on it, we can advance to new horizons.

The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle.

The way to succeed is never quit. That’s it. But really be humble about it

We all suffer. If a man's wise, he learns from it.

When an old person dies it's like a library burning.

When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything.

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.

You can never enslave somebody who knows who he is.

You have to deal with the fact that your life is your life.

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