"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."James A. Baldwin on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."James A. Baldwin on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."James A. Baldwin on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."James A. Baldwin on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."James A. Baldwin on Abraham Lincoln
"People can cry much easier than they can change."
"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."
"Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black."
"The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others."
"The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide."