This is LPR’s 100th post, and we want to thank everyone who follows our blog. We thought it fitting that we honor the late Maya Angelou at this milestone, given her recent passing.
Dr. Angelou was a larger-than-life human being, who taught us love, respect, humility, and integrity — all traits that we hope every judge and attorney seeks to embody. Here are just a few of Dr. Angelou’s pearls of wisdom to help with that professional actualization:
There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
When you do nothing you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
And for any judge or attorney who wants to do better, Dr. Angelou’s words pave the path:
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.
Dr. Angelo was inspirational indeed. We hope the legal profession is listening.