Born April 4, 1928
African-American author and poet
"Nothing will work unless you do."
"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing."
"There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth."
"The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed."