From Maya Angelou on Oprah’s Master Class:
“A statement by Terrence: ‘I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me.’
If you can internalize even a portion of that [saying] you will never be able to say of an act, of a criminal act, ‘Oh, I couldn’t do that.’ No matter how heinous the crime, if a HUMAN BEING did it, you have to say I have in me all the components that are in her or in him. I intend to use my energies constructively rather than destructively.
If you can do that about the negative, just think what you can do about the positive.
If a human being dreams a great dream, dares to love somebody, if a human being dares to be Martin Luther King or Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa, or Malcom X… If a HUMAN BEING dares to be bigger than the condition into which he or she was born, it means so can you.
‘I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me.’ “
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