Sometimes someone else has already said exactly what you’re thinking in a perfect way. That’s why we quote them. Here are some I’ve found. At the bottom of the post are links to places to find more. If you have one you’d like to share, please add it to the comments section.
1. This being Black History Month, I would like to ask people to celebrate the similarities and not focus on the differences between people of color and not of color. ~Lynn Swann
2. He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise. (Lao Tse 604-531 BC)
3. A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ~Lee Segall
4. Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
5. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~Andre Gide
6. The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ~Edward R. Murrow
7. We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it. ~Albert Szent-Györgyi
8. Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly. ~Edward Albee
9. When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist Proverb
10. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
11. “People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust.” E. B. White
12. “Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don’t.” Seth Godin
13. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.