It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.
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We Americans have the chance to become someday a nation in which all radical stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically. We can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen.
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Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
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You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
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Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.
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Chisholm, Shirley

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