Race

Famous quotes containing the word race:

    Ah, little road, brown as my race is brown,
    Your trodden beauty like our trodden pride,
    Dust of the dust, they must not bruise you down.
    Rise to one brimming golden, spilling cry!
    Helene Johnson (b. 1907)

    Nobody is glad in the gladness of another, and our system is one of war, of an injurious superiority. Every child of the Saxon race is educated to wish to be first. It is our system; and a man comes to measure his greatness by the regrets, envies, and hatreds of his competitors.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)