"Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Anna Julia Cooper on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Anna Julia Cooper on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Anna Julia Cooper on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Anna Julia Cooper on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Anna Julia Cooper on Ernest Hemingway
"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity."
"One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God."