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He who wears a mask cannot see within himself.


James Arthur Baldwin

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He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king
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He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
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He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
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He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
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He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
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He profits most who serves best. -Arthur F. Sheldon.
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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. -Galileo.
GALILEO
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
GALILEO
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
GALILEO GALILEI
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
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You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
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He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
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He who cannot limit himself will never know how to write.
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I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
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I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
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We see the beauty within and cannot say no.
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He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
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He who knows himself is enlightened.
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He who wears a smile instead of worrying is always the strongest.
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He who knows nothing is as blind as him who cannot see.
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He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
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He who excuses himself accuses himself.
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He who excuses himself, accuses himself.
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It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
JAMES BALDWIN
You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world...
JAMES BALDWIN
The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other his...
JAMES BALDWIN
An identity is questioned only when it is menaced, as when the mighty begin to fall, or when the wre...
JAMES BALDWIN
Experience is a private, and a very largely speechless affair.
JAMES BALDWIN
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a s...
JAMES BALDWIN
It is rare indeed that people give. Most people guard and keep; they suppose that it is they themsel...
JAMES BALDWIN
Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and stre...
JAMES BALDWIN
The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
JAMES BALDWIN
Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibilit...
JAMES BALDWIN
Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.
JAMES BALDWIN
The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
JAMES BALDWIN
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
JAMES BALDWIN
Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where...
JAMES BALDWIN
There is no reason for you to try to become like white people and there is no basis whatever for the...
JAMES BALDWIN
To accept one's past -- one's history -- is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how...
JAMES BALDWIN
The fact that their [the flower children's] uniforms and their jargons precisely represented the dis...
JAMES BALDWIN
The first time I saw Reverend Shuttlesworth, for example, he came strolling across the parking lot o...
JAMES BALDWIN
To be liberated from the stigma of blackness by embracing it is to cease, forever, one's interior ar...
JAMES BALDWIN
If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.
JAMES BALDWIN
People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to...
JAMES BALDWIN
It takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget, it takes a hero to do bo...
JAMES BALDWIN
Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that ga...
JAMES BALDWIN
The subtle and deadly change of heart that might occur in you would be involved with the realization...
JAMES BALDWIN
Many have given up. They stay home and watch the TV screen, living on the earnings of their parents,...
JAMES BALDWIN
If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more...
JAMES BALDWIN
It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death-- ought to decide, indeed, to earn one...
JAMES BALDWIN
The universe, which is not merely the stars and the moon and the planets, flowers, grass and trees, ...
JAMES BALDWIN
In order for this to happen, your entire frame of reference will have to change, and you will be for...
JAMES BALDWIN
Colour is not a human or a personal reality; it is a political reality.
JAMES BALDWIN
To accept one's past - one's history - is not the same things as drowning in it. An invented past ca...
JAMES BALDWIN
I know what the world has done to my brother and how narrowly he has survived it. And I know, which ...
JAMES BALDWIN
how can one respect, let alone adopt, the values of a people who do not, on any level whatever, live...
JAMES BALDWIN
I can't believe what you say, because I see what you do.
JAMES BALDWIN
The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
JAMES BALDWIN
If you're treated a certain way you become a certain kind of person. If certain things are descr...
JAMES BALDWIN
If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more...
JAMES BALDWIN
Nakedness has no color: this can come as news only to those who have never covered, or been covered ...
JAMES BALDWIN