In his wonderful book, A Black Way of Seeing, Paul Robeson's son, Paul Robeson Jr., lists six principles which I would like to practice daily.
1. Strive for excellence, try to be the best that you can possibly be. Aim for perfection instead of merely tring to "beat" others.
2. Success without advancing the interests of our people as a whole, without helping those who have fallen behind, is worth little.
3. The human race is one family, with diverse but equal members having different cultures, and a deeper understanding of one's own culture will inevitably lead to a better understanding of other cultures.
4. Personal growth is the mother of greatness; but its price is pain and perseverance.
5. Temper strength and power with gentleness and compassion; balance courage with wisdom.
6. Don't go along to get along. Be willing to do what you know is right.
I found this wonderful book at the Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch.