Monday, January 29, 2018

Positive Sparks Monday - An American Great

I decided to stray from my ongoing music theme. Poking around Brainy Quotes last week, words by the great Frederick Douglass popped out to me. This great American became my hero the instant a grade school teacher introduced me to his works. I think the following quote sums up his spirit, and represents a philosophy we should all embrace without hesitation.


Amen, good sir. May you rest in peace.

To quote Annie of McGuffy’sReader, the bright spirited blog where she created Sparks Mondays, “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”



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18 comments:

  1. Powerful quote. I must google Mr. Douglass.
    I live in a landlocked state, too. Missouri!

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    1. Oh, I've visited St. Louis twice and really enjoyed it. At least you have a decent river there. ~grin~ Be well!

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  2. An excellent quote! I love Brainy Quotes. It's always a good site for me to poke around in when I need a creative spark or inspiration.

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    1. I'm glad you like it. Great minds think alike. ~grin~ Be well!

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  3. I have never heard that before, excellent choice.

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    1. I'm so glad you approve. His words impressed but didn't surprise me. ~grin~ Be well!

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  4. Two great quotes to start the week! Very inspiring.

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  5. A fabulous quote and oh so true in many situations. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

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  6. Oh, wow. Yes. It's easy to see in so many broken people today, if they'd been built strong from childhood, how much better off they would have been!

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    1. It makes me grateful for my family. ~grin~ Be well!

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  7. This has always been one of my favorite quotes! Love it!

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    1. I'm so glad you joined in the fun. ~grin~ Thanks for commenting and sharing that great quote you found.

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  8. Great quote from a very wise man. I am not sure that broken men can always be fixed. Many can't. So, yes, let's build strong ones early on. Love you!
    Sparks: 17
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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    1. Awww... I love you, too. Hope we can meet in person someday.

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