“Quotes to Live by”

  • Rising to the top takes more than just talent; it takes perseverance, belief in yourself and so much more.


 Karen Ravn quotes

  • “Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”

~ Aldous Huxley

  • “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”

~ Unknown

  • “Racism is not an excuse to not be the best we can be”

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993)
quoted in Sports Illustrated, July 1991

  • What happens to a dream deferred?
    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun?

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
“Harlem” (1951)

  • “The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come.”

—Sandra Day O’Connor


  • “Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.”

Constance Baker Motley
(First Black Woman in the U.S. to become a Federal Judge

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