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Love does not begin and end

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. –
James A. Baldwin

The paradox of education is

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.

– James A. Baldwin

If the relationship of father

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.

– James A. Baldwin

The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
– James A. Baldwin

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
– James A. Baldwin

I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
– James A. Baldwin

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
– James A. Baldwin

It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.
– James A. Baldwin

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
– James A. Baldwin

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.
– James A. Baldwin

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
– James A. Baldwin

The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
– James A. Baldwin

Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
– James A. Baldwin