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On homosexuality: If I said in one of my songs that my English teacher wanted to have sex with me in junior high, all I'm saying, is that I'm not gay, you know? People confuse the lyrics for me speaking my mind. I don't agree with that lifestyle, but if that lifestyle is for you, then it's your business.
We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
The scars of others should teach us caution.
In Kenya, I met wonderful girls; girls who wanted to help their communities. I was with them in their school, listening to their dreams. They still have hope. They want to be doctors, and teachers, and engineers. But only 1 out of 10 girls can go on to secondary education, because only primary school is free. Save the Children is helping to build schools for girls there.
There was a 15 year old boy who had an affair with his teacher, he died 3 months later... from too many high fives.
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
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