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)
Contributed by: Zaady
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Children have never been any good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
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.
Be careful what you set your heart upon, for it will surely be yours.
It is very nearly impossible . . . to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
If we do not now dare everything, the fulfillment of that prophecy, re-created from the Bible in song by a slave, is upon us: God gave Noah the rainbow sign. No more water, fire next time.
Source: The Fire Next Time, 1963
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