"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."James A. Baldwin on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."James A. Baldwin on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."James A. Baldwin on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."James A. Baldwin on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."James A. Baldwin on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."