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I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
James A. Baldwin
Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights.
For eons, humans have struggled to find less destructive ways of living together.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I had insecurities and fears like everybody does, and I got over it. But I was interested in the parts of me that struggled with those things.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I've had a normal life, but I have struggled to get here. It hasn't been handed to me and it hasn't been easy.
There was an enormous amount of pressure when my first album took off, and I struggled with the speed of everything and the exhaustion from the constant touring.
Self-esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a child.
I was an outsider... but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up.
The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
I decided to give acting a serious, committed try, and soon after, I read the script for 'Lovely and Amazing.' The story was beautiful and honest, and the characters struggled with the same insecurities many women - including me - face. I didn't think I had a chance in hell of being in the film, but I knew I had to go for it.
Food is a fairly significant aspect of my life. I have struggled mightily with food. With my weight. And I'm conscious of it. So I have a sensitivity to people who struggle with their weight.
This nation has always struggled with how it was going to deal with poor people and people of color. Every few years you will see some great change in the way that they approach this. We've had the war on poverty that never really got into waging a real war on poverty.
Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.
I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience.
Liza is in the tabloids almost as much as our mother was. She has struggled with her own ghosts and shadows.
I think that in the last four or five years I've constantly struggled with the balance in my life.
I too have my own demons, and I have struggled. I've made my own mistakes, and I'm not proud of them.
I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.
Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn't get more consistent than this year.
I've struggled a lot for what I have today.
So many struggled so that all of us could have a voice in this great democracy and live up to the first three words of our constitution: We the people. I love that phrase so much. Throughout our country's history, we've expanded the meaning of that phrase to include more and more of us. That's what it means to move forward.
Some words having to do with the death of the people in the World Trade Center attack had been added, and when I got to it, I had this overwhelmingly emotional experience. I struggled to get through the words; tears were streaming down my cheeks.
I struggled with being in the public eye, losing my anonymity when my star rose quickly in the late 90's. But I need the challenge of showing up and getting up there to spill my guts and connect with my loyal folks.
I struggled for 15 years in this business before Miami Vice came along.
For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.
I think that my biggest role models are people that have maybe struggled for a while and then finally gotten to their destination.
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