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A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
Education
James Baldwin

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A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
Truth
James Baldwin

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Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
Poverty and The Poor
James Baldwin

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Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.
Desire
James Baldwin

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Experience is a private, and a very largely speechless affair.
Experience
James Baldwin

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Experience that destroys innocents also leads one back to it.
Experience
James Baldwin

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It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
Persecution
James Baldwin

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Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Change
James Baldwin

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People can cry much easier than they can change.
Change
James Baldwin

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The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alike as possible.
Conformity
James Baldwin

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

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The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
Writers and Writing
James Baldwin

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When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
Quotations
James Baldwin

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun