If it befalls your luck to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Raphael painting pictures;

…sweep streets like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry; sweep streets so well that all of the hosts of Heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper—he swept his job well; if you can’t be a pile on the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley, but be the best shrub on the side of the hill; be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, be a trail. If you can’t be the sun, be a star, for it isn’t by size that you win or you fail, be the best of whatever you are. – MLK, 1958 Commencement Address, Morgan St College


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