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James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time Quotes: The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
         

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.


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People always seem to band together in accordance to a principle that has nothing to do with love, a principle that releases them from personal responsibility. (p. 81)

People always seem to band together in accordance to a principle that has nothing to do with love, a principle that releases them from personal responsibility. (p. 81)



...all the fears with which I had grown up, and which were now a part of me and controlled my vision of the world, rose up like a wall between the world and me...

...all the fears with which I had grown up, and which were now a part of me and controlled my vision of the world, rose up like a wall between the world and me...



A civilization is not destroyed by wicked people it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.

A civilization is not destroyed by wicked people it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless.



Anyway, I have long had a very definite tendency to tune out the moment I come anywhere near either a pulpit or a soapbox.

Anyway, I have long had a very definite tendency to tune out the moment I come anywhere near either a pulpit or a soapbox.



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.

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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