I know why the caged bird sings.
Maya Angelou (1928 -)
Source: Quoting a lyric by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Contributed by: Zaady
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.
Source: And Still I Rise, 1978
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