"One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."C. L. R. James on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."C. L. R. James on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."C. L. R. James on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."C. L. R. James on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."C. L. R. James on Colin Powell
"The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together - in their sexual relationship."
"My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas."