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Tavis Smiley Quotes and Sayings

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We believe that when you make Black America better -
you make all of America better.
- Tavis Smiley

Give that to me so I can get out of here.
- Tavis Smiley

When you work for something, you appreciate it more.
So what are y'all going to do with all the opportunities
you inherited that you didn't have to work for?
- Tavis Smiley

The storm came.
Lives were washed away.
Ancient pains resurfaced.
Now it is time for a sea of change.
- Tavis Smiley

 

We give you the facts.
I told you information is power - knowledge is power.
We can't be in an ideological battle to redeem the
soul of this country if we don't have the facts.
- Tavis Smiley

12, 13, you still lost your virginity.
I don't care how old you were.
- Tavis Smiley

How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy -
I want to talk about the movie in a second -
but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really
is a legend in his own time?
- Tavis Smiley

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I thought our community should have a deep dialogue
to make black America better.
I believe if we make black America better,
we make all of America better.
- Tavis Smiley

My role on television is one of helping people reexamine
the assumptions that they hold.
I regard Dr. King.
You would never hear me get up and speak without in some way,
shape or form, referencing, Dr. King.
- Tavis Smiley

I don't think that left to its own devices,
capitalism moves along smoothly and everyone gets treated fairly in the process.
Capitalism is like a child: if you want the child to
grow up free and productive,
somebody's got to look over the shoulder of that child.
- Tavis Smiley

Jamestown changed the world in many ways,
but perhaps it shaped our nation most profoundly the day Africans arrived.
I can't think of a more relevant place to talk about
the issues facing our community today than the place
where African culture became American culture.
- Tavis Smiley

This administration and these folk who run Washington
are no more interested in our welfare and our well
being than the man on the moon.
And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands.
- Tavis Smiley

My personal assessment is that Dr. King is the greatest
American we have ever produced.
I can argue for Lincoln, I can argue for FDR,
but for my money, King is the greatest American we have ever produced.
His only weapon was love.
He transforms a nation, transforms the world with one
weapon and that of course being again the weapon of love.
So that for me, King is the quintessential example
of everything that I could ever want to be in my lifetime.
- Tavis Smiley

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford PHOTO

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Your life becomes what you believe.
- Jewel

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

You can, when you believe you can.
- Anonymous

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward


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