A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
The future is like heaven - everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
Hatred destroys the person who hates.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Source: The Price of the Ticket, 1972
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hate so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
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