The world has improved mostly through people who are unorthodox, who do unorthodox things

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Have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference

I like the idea of people striving to be better and to make the world better. The world has improved mostly through people who are unorthodox, who do unorthodox things. They’re always shaking up the establishment. When we saw such people, we appreciated them and did what we could to support them. That’s what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference. You’re not prone to measure your energies in time. You’re not likely to live by equations.


by Ruby Dee
from her verbal portrait in I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America
photographs by Brian Lanker

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