"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 the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."James A. Baldwin on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."James A. Baldwin on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."James A. Baldwin on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."James A. Baldwin on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."James A. Baldwin on Oscar Wilde
"People can cry much easier than they can change."
"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."
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."