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The Race of Life


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 If we are to succeed  in the race of life it must be of our own energies our own exertions.

                                                       Frederick Douglas

                                                  Feb. 14, 1818 – Feb. 20, 1895
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A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

10 Comments on The Race of Life

  1. Accomplishments of that nature are so much more appreciated and cherished . . . done by our hands, by our toil.  Very nice quote.  Peace.

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  2. I couldn’t agree more wordsmith, I couldn’t agree more.
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Peace,
    Tenthltr2u

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  3. Great quote from an amazing man and pioneer! Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Hi, Ten.  Been a little busy, but I want to keep you words flowing around Jojo’s.  If there’s anything special, sweeting, let cc know about it.  (ha!  I’m glad you found out who she was!  Have a happy v day! 

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  5. The 40 acres and a mule ain’t coming.
    Thanks for stopping by Chocolate

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  6. He couldn’t not have said it better.  The race of life, including the bumps and bruises one gets aloneh way, can be a fullfilling one.  I will work harder to make sure of that.

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  7. I agree but far to many simply want to get buy on your dime instead of earning their own.

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  8. You are so right Sistah Souljah,  we have become an entitlement society.  For our community it is only another way to further enslave us.  For as long as we are dependent on others to do for us we will never do for ourselves.
     

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  9. Sometimes I wonder if we have already received that 40 acres and a mule.  How many African Americans have land sitting around in Viriginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc. uncleared of trees and such; therefore, unused.  I agree that sometimes it seems as if we have forgotten that by tilling (sowing), which can be hard work, you will yield (reap) what you sow.  Love, Peace & Together

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  10. Point well taken Sage, thanks for visinting my neighborhood and for your comments.
    Peace,
    Tenthltr2u

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