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Benjamin E. Mays - Quotes

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The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.

Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.

Honest communication is built on truth and integrity and upon respect of the one for the other.

It isn't a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. ---->>>

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach. ---->>>

It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. ---->>>

Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done. ---->>>

Not failure, but low aim is sin.

Not failure, but low aim is sin.

It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.

It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.

If what is communicated is false, it can hardly be called communication. ---->>>

For nearly a century, the South made itself believe that Negroes and white people were really communicating. So convinced of this were the white Southerners that they almost made the nation believe that they, and only they, knew the mind of the Southern Negro. ---->>>

Many well-meaning intelligent people have argued since the May 17, 1954, decision of the United States Supreme Court outlawing segregation in the public schools that communication between the races has broken down.

Many well-meaning intelligent people have argued since the May 17, 1954, decision of the United States Supreme Court outlawing segregation in the public schools that communication between the races has broken down.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: August 1, 1895
Birthplace:
Die: 06-21, 1984
Occupation: Educator
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Benjamin Elijah Mays (August 1, 1894 – March 28, 1984) was an American civil rights icon and minister who was a helped lead the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil and political rights of African Americans in America. Born in Ninety Six, South Carolina, Mays graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and the University of Chicago (wikipedia)