Jack Johnson (boxer) Quotes (1 quote)
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
―George Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw: Selections of his wit and wisdom (Follett Pub. Co., 1965), p. 179
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
―A. A. Milne
"Pooh's grand adventure: the search for Christopher Robin" (1997). This quotation hasn't been found in any original work of A. A. Milne, just in Disney's version of his books.
“Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.”
From the article "Alternative Cosmologies and Altered States" by Stanislav Grof, Noetic Sciences Review, Winter 1994, pages 21-29
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJack Johnson (boxer)
Born: March 31, 1878
Bio: John Arthur Johnson, nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer. At the height of the Jim Crow era, Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion. In a documentary about his life, Ken Burns notes, for more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth.