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C. L. R. James Quotes

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All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.
- C. L. R. James

I must say the idea of a United Africa was nonsense.
- C. L. R. James

Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
- C. L. R. James

I may as well say it, I have been married three times.
- C. L. R. James

 

Imperialist enterprise draws political consequences.
- C. L. R. James

All peoples are entangled in the net of the world market.
- C. L. R. James

First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and
the revolutionary struggle.
- C. L. R. James

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Capitalism has socialized production.
It has brought thousands of people together in the
factory and involved them in new social relationships.
- C. L. R. James

One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in
the consciousness of the American proletariat is to
be found in the character of the demands now being
put forward by the leadership.
- C. L. R. James

I had formed a black movement, so I would speak for
the Trotskyist movement and then walk about a hundred
yards to where the black movement was speaking.
- C. L. R. James

The late development of mass industrial organization
in the United States has both stimulated and retarded
the political development of the American working class.
- C. L. R. James

The most striking development of the great depression
of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary
society among large sections of the American people.
- C. L. R. James

It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination
of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear.
- C. L. R. James

The international proletariat first appeared on the
scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century,
and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.
- C. L. R. James

The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy.
The government was a body elected by universal suffrage.
- C. L. R. James

I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the
left of the Labour party in Nelson,
militant as that was.
I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist.
- C. L. R. James

It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery.
The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty
and they have reached a stage where they have decided
that they are not going to take any more.
- C. L. R. James

The antagonisms between men and women express themselves
in the most delicate phase of their life together -
in their sexual relationship.
- C. L. R. James

Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker
T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking
desperately for a way out,
and he could see no way out except capitulation.
- C. L. R. James

In World War II the hostility and the exasperation
resulting from the statification of the economy and
the strain of the war have been directed as much against
the government as against private capital.
- C. L. R. James

Today, in American imperialism, the commodity has reached
its most grandiose historical manifestation.
- C. L. R. James

My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around,
his friends, they were working for the Government and
their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.
- C. L. R. James

As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S.
Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.
- C. L. R. James

After World War I the resentment of the working class
against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan,
Wall Street and private capital than the government.
- C. L. R. James

Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro
struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer
accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached.
- C. L. R. James

The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist
institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.
- C. L. R. James

I had a national and international reputation.
I had written the history and articles.
So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation.
- C. L. R. James

In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois
Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination
of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.
- C. L. R. James

The country has undergone a profound social upheaval,
the greatest the proletariat has ever known.
- C. L. R. James

It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war,
Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated.
- C. L. R. James

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer


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