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James Baldwin
(1924-1987) born on
Aug 02
US novelist, essayist. He was a noted spokesman for American blacks in 1950s-60s.
         
   
F
The wretched of the earth do not decide to become extinct, they resolve, on the contrary, to multiply: life is their weapon against life, life is all that they have.

R
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
A
Passion is not friendly. It is arrogant, superbly contemptuous of all that is not itself, and, as the very definition of passion implies the impulse to freedom, it has a mighty intimidating power. It contains a challenge. It contains an unspeakable hope.
N
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
K
Man cannot live by profit alone.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
R: In "Time," 20 Aug 65
A: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
   


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