06/12/2014 05:56 pm ET

Ruby Dee Leaves Us With Wise Words To Live By


Less than a month after the incredible loss of Dr. Maya Angelou, we mourn the passing of another great woman.

Ruby Dee -- actress, writer, activist, wife, mother, daughter, icon -- passed away Wednesday at the age of 91. She graced the earth with over nine decades of contagious, impenetrable courage and social purpose.

There are many lessons to learn from the award-winning actress -- and her beloved husband Ossie Davis. Here are a few of our favorites.

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