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Amiri Baraka Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Amiri Baraka

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A man is either free or he is not.
There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.
- Amiri Baraka

God has been replaced, as he has all over the West,
with respectability and air conditioning.
- Amiri Baraka

This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president
has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi.
- Amiri Baraka

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man
who tells other people what to do with their money.
- Amiri Baraka

 

Thought is more important than art.
To revere art and have no understanding of the process
that forces it into existence,
is finally not even to understand what art is.
- Amiri Baraka

To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass.
- Amiri Baraka

There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks,
which my family and I could see from the third floor
bathroom window of our homes!
- Amiri Baraka

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If the flag of an armed enemy of the U.S.
is allowed to fly over government buildings,
then it implies that slavery, or at least the threat of slavery,
is sanctioned by that government and can still legally exist.
- Amiri Baraka

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha


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