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First fight.
by Gwendolyn Brooks

First fight.
Then fiddle.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Art hurts.
Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body.
His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes,
vanishes.
He is rich and sweet and right.
He is part of the world, the atmosphere,
the blue sky and the blue water.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

 

We are each other's magnitude and bond.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve.
And I began playing with words.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

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What I'm fighting for now in my work...
for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks,
poems I could take into a tavern, into the street,
into the halls of a housing project.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people,
you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Poetry is life distilled.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black
or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group.
You're not less than anybody else.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I've always thought of myself as a reporter.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

A writer should get as much education as possible,
but just going to school is not enough;
if it were,
all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Look at what's happening in this world.
Every day there's something exciting or disturbing to write about.
With all that's going on, how could I stop?
- Gwendolyn Brooks

I felt that I had to write.
Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing,
enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first quality that is needed is audacity.
- Winston Churchill

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous


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