Five Quotes from Rosa Parks
(February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)
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"Each person must live their life as a model for others."
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
"I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen."
"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."
"I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free."
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"Knowing what must be done does away with fear" reminds me of the value of preparedness and, also, of principles - even if you are uncertain (and fearful) of what will happen in the world around you, knowing yourself and what you value will help you make decisions.