Bethany United Church of Christ

Reverend Angela Ying, Pastor   ||   206-725-7535   ||   office@bethanyseattle.org
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Inspirational Quotes 2020

  • “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
    - The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968).
    American Christian minister and activist, who became the most
    visible spokesperson, and leader, in the Civil Rights Movement
    from 1955. His legacy and inspirational writings continue
    to inform modern progressive movements.

  • “The time is always right to do what is right.”
    - The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968).
    American Christian minister and activist, who became the most
    visible spokesperson, and leader, in the Civil Rights Movement
    from 1955. His legacy and inspirational writings continue
    to inform modern progressive movements.

  • “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
    - Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 14, 1818-February 20, 1895), American social reformer, abolitionist, suffragist,
    author, orator, statesman. Born into slavery. Without his approval he,
    became the first African American nominated for U.S. Vice President,
    running mate of Victoria Woodhull, for the Equal Rights Party.

  • “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
    - Audre Lorde (1934-1992), American writer, feminist,
    womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist.

  • “Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.”
    - Susan L. Taylor, American editor, writer, journalist. She
    served as editor-in-chief of Essence 1981-2000.



    Quotes by Ida B. Wells

  • “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
    - Ida B. Wells, (July 16, 1862-March 25, 1931), African-American
    investigative journalist, educator, a founder of the National
    Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

  • “One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.”
    - Ida B. Wells, (July 16, 1862-March 25, 1931), African-American
    investigative journalist, educator, a founder of the National
    Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

  • “Virtue has no color line.”
    - Ida B. Wells, (July 16, 1862-March 25, 1931), African-American
    investigative journalist, educator, a founder of the National
    Association for the Advancement of Colored People.



  • Listen To The Long Stillness:
    New life is stirring
    New dreams are on the wing
    New Hopes Are Being Readied:
    Humankind is fashioning a new heart
    Humankind is forging a new mind
    God is at work.
    This is the season of Promise”
    - Howard Thurman, (1899 - 1981), American writer,
    philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights
    leader. From “The Mood of Christmas” (1985)

  • “The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making.”
    - Howard Thurman, (1899 - 1981), American writer,
    philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights
    leader. From “Footprints of a Dream: The Story
    of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples”
    p. 7, (1959)



  • “Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision.
    But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”
    - Kālidāsa, (c. 4th–5th century CE) writer.
    Widely regarded as the greatest poet and
    dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India.




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