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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happiness and honour

'How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.' 
~ George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver was a black man born into slavery and kidnapped as a baby ... he fought hard to get an education and eventually became an American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor ... his tombstone reads 'he found happiness and honour in being helpful to the world.' .... a truly remarkable life!!

Carver viewed his faith as a means of destroying both barriers of racial disharmony and social stratification. He responded to critics with this: "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." ... WOW!!

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