"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."James A. Baldwin on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."James A. Baldwin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."James A. Baldwin on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."James A. Baldwin on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."James A. Baldwin on Maya Angelou
"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."