James Baldwin

1924 - 1987

A Quote by James Baldwin on life and people

People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on poverty and struggle

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on knowledge and ugliness

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on acceptance, life, and limits

Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on money, sex, and thought

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on affliction

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on children, elderly, failure, good, imitation, and listening

Children have never been any good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on children

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on death, effort, enthusiasm, labor, men, and work

Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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