Reading Dreams From My Father from Senator Berry Obama, the unique to represent black people in the Senate I found these expressions to be remainded:

"I know that she was the kindest , most generous spirit I ever known, and that what is best in me I owe to her" Referring his mom.
"Sometimes you can't worry about hurt. Sometimes you worry only about getting where you have to go" Lolo's cahtting.

But what impress me the most is this questioning on page 40:
-Have you ever seen a man killed?
-Why was the man killed?
-Because he was weak!!
Men take advantage of weakness in other man. The strong man takes the weak man's land. He makes the weak man work in his field. If the weak man's woman is pretty, the strong man will take her. Better be strong! If you can't be strong, be clever and make peace with someone who's strong. But always better be strong yourself. Always!!