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James A. Baldwin, ,
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
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#Heart

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The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
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#Knowledge

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Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
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#American Author

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Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.
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#American Author #Hate

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Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self, in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one's nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes, discerned.
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#Identity

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Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.
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#American Author

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The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
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#Children

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I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
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#American Author #History

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No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
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#American Author #Culture

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It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate."
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#Children

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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.
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#Love #Quote of the Day #inspirational #Cute Love

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It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind
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#Country

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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.
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#American Author #Money

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Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black.
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#American Author #Education

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Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; Freedom is something that people take and people are as free as they want to be.
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#Freedom

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People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
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#American Author #People

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No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.
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#Prediction

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Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
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#American Author #Journey

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Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
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#Children

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Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
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#American Author