Top 10 Eric D. Thomas Quotes

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“Bottom line, I removed myself from the victim mentality and took control of my life. I’m not just going to take responsibility for the success in my life – I’m going to take responsibility for the failures in my life. When you’re willing to accept that you’re the problem, you immediately become the solution.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want breathe, then you will be successful.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“People talk about how great this country is – and it’s a great country – but I feel that many young people don’t believe they have access to the American dream.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“Listen to me carefully: My father wasn’t in my life, but it feels good taking care of my kids.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“Do you know, if I go to a Jewish school, them kids are quiet. If I go to a white school, them kids quiet. If I go to a Latino school, they quiet. The only kids that disrespect me is black kids. That’s it – my own are the only ones that disrespect me.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“You can’t take our people from Africa and put us in a diaspora and spread us all over the world. And we survived slavery – and we can’t pass a test? … And you’re gonna tell me we can’t learn how to write? Have you lost your mind? We are survivors. That’s all we do is survive.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“In my estimation, there are four kinds of people that live on this earth: average, good, great, and phenomenal. Phenomenal is like Mother Theresa. She’s dead, but we still talk about her on a regular basis. That’s phenomenal.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“Average people get to school late; they’re average. They barely do their school work.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“Most kids just follow the cycle. My grandfather didn’t finish high school. My father didn’t, and I didn’t. But you can break the cycle. You can have a successful marriage and be a good father.”

― Eric D. Thomas

“Most of the people that I deal with have no vision, and they live out the reality that’s given to them.”

― Eric D. Thomas
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