"Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."James A. Baldwin on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."James A. Baldwin on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."James A. Baldwin on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."James A. Baldwin on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."James A. Baldwin on Mark Twain
"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."