"Love and trust and justice, concern for the poor, that's being pushed to the margins, and you can see it."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Cornel West on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Cornel West on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Cornel West on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Cornel West on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Cornel West on Golda Meir
"A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what's best for all."
"My dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he's always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination."
"The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so high - and they apply equally to both of us. I seek full-blast mutual intensity, fully fledged mutual acceptance, full-blown mutual flourishing, and fully felt peace and joy with each other. This requires a level of physical attraction, personal adoration, and moral admiration that is hard to find."
"King's response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution. A revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens."
"We have a market-driven society so obsessed with buying and selling and obsessed with power and pleasure and property."