Inspirational Quotes – Mary McLeod Bethune

“We live in a world which respects power above all things. Power, intelligently directed, can lead to more freedom. Unwisely directed, it can be a dreadful, destructive force.”

Mary McLeod Bethune

Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Via wiki

I’m watching Season One of the television series, “Damages” for the first time. Yeah…I’m only four years late – but hey, I’m busy! If you want a lesson in power: wielded well; misdirected; played like a champion game of chess; and to see its unintended consequences then watch!

The company you keep and the things you do matter. What do equate with power and how do you think it’s best to acquire it? I look at it as currency and insurance. If you ‘won’ the (proverbial) lottery tomorrow how do you think it would change your life? Who do you think is actually wielding power in this country right now?

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