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A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child canno...   Life
American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and ...   Life
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize al...   Life
Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is ...   Life
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensi...   Life
Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it...   Life
Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.   Life
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but t...   Life
Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're bl...   Life
Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root f...   Life
Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you...   Life
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by...   Life
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man w...   Life
He may be a very nice man. But I haven't got the time to figure that o...   Life
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but...   Life
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly...   Life
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly...   Patriotism
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.   Life
I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you c...   Life
If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biolog...   Life
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the ...   Life
It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they s...   Life
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a coun...   Life
It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most wer...   Life
Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably r...   Life
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is ...   Love
Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven...   Life
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we c...   Love
Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing els...   Life
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and...   Life
Most people... find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term na...   Life
No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, eac...   Life
No one is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart: f...   Life
No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heav...   Life
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; f...   Life
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be change...   Change
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but ...   Life
One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying ...   Life
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.   History
People can cry much easier than they can change.   Life
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed...   Life
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised...   Life
Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we w...   Life
Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for other...   Life
Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling del...   Life
That's the kind of ad I like, facts, facts, facts.   Life
The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alik...   Life
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested wi...   Life
The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go ...   Life
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing ...   Life
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.   Life
The only thing that white people have that black people need, or shoul...   Life
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to bec...   Life
The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuse...   Life
The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an inti...   Life
The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of th...   Life
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate th...   Life
The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was...   Life
The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everythin...   Life
The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishme...   Life
There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows h...   Life
There is a "sanctity" involved with bringing a child into this world: ...   Life
There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvat...   Life
Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing...   Life
To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger.   Life
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be ...   Life
To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life...   Life
Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person t...   Life
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn'...   Life
When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to st...   Life
You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the w...   Life