Category Archives: Thought for Today

I Know Who I Am

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am. “

– Michelle Obama, American lawyer,  writer and former First Lady of the United States

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An Equal Chance in the Battle of Life

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“My race needs no special defense, for the past history of them in this country proves them to be equal of any people anywhere. All they need is an equal chance in the battle of life.” — Robert Smalls, Slave who went on to serve in the South Carolina State legislature and the United States House of Representatives

We’re All Teachers

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.”

—  Marla Gibbs, American actress, comedian, singer, writer and producer,
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Just U.S. History

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“Won’t it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” —Maya Angelou
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We Must Still Dare to Hope

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

 “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

– Michael Jackson, American Singer, Songwriter and Dancer