Tag Archives: Black History Month

Great Ideals Know No Nationality

Marcus Garvey said: “All intelligent people know that one’s nationality has nothing to do with great ideals and principles. If because I am a Jamaican the negro should not accept the principle of race rights and liberty or the ideal of a free and independent race; then you may as well say that because Jesus was a Nazarene the outside world should not accept His Doctrine of Christianity, because he was an ‘alien.’ … Again, I say, great principles, great ideals know no nationality.”

Today, let’s be motivated to accepting the good in everyone, despite their nationality. A little motivation is all we need.

Everyone Can Serve

The great Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Today let’s be motivated to becoming great by serving others, serving our community and serving our world. A little motivation is all we need.


Agitate for Progress

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglas said, “People who advocate freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without the awful roar of the thunder and lightning. Without struggle, there is no progress. This struggle might be a moral one. It might be a physical one. It might be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

Today let’s be motivated to agitating for what we need. A little motivation is all we need!