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Amiri Baraka Quotes and Sayings

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

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

 

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

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

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

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields PHOTO

Let my soul smile through my heart
and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The rich are not born skeptical or cynical.
They are made that way by events, circumstances.
- Paul Getty

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

It's not your salary that makes you rich,
it's your spending habits.
- Charles A. Jaffe

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one
basket and then watch that basket.
- Andrew Carnegie

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too
often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
- Andrew Jackson

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence,
to live as if he were poor.
- William Temple

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

There are people who have money and people who are rich.
- Coco Chanel

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Guilt for being rich,
and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough
and you have to go and get shot or something.
- John Lennon

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

In this world it is not what we take up,
but what we give up, that makes us rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid
for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

I believe life's rich experiences need to be shared with others -
for me this is the way one builds knowledge.
- Pravs J

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage.
In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
- Jon Corzine

You cannot sift out the poor from the community.
The poor are indispensable to the rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have
to live with rich people.
- Logan P. Smith

No one really gets rich doing this.
A couple people do, Black Sabbath does.
We don't sell any records anymore.
- Thurston Moore

Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.
We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
- Abraham Flexner

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock,
and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.
- Sa'Di

The possessions of the rich are stolen property.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

If we'd have said we were not upset,
they would have thought we were so rich it meant nothing to us,
and if we say we're upset about it, they'll say money is all we care about.
- John Bonham

I will stand up for what I believe and for what I have always believed:
Every person has a right to be rich in this country
and I want to help them get there.
- Jim Cramer

I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful
and rich an expression of life as growth.
- Henry Miller

It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt

The poor are the only consistent altruists;
they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
- Holbrook Jackson

Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
- Francis Bacon

Other people, including me, have written books with
main characters who were old and rich.
Or old and brilliant.
Old sages, old wizards, old rich people.
- Elizabeth Moon

Poor people have more fun than rich people,
they say; and I notice it's the rich people who keep saying it.
- Jack Paar

Let some people get rich first.
- Deng Xiaoping

Even when people are rich and successful on TV shows,
there's always some trouble - you have to poke holes in them,
throw them out of a job, put a pie in the face.
- Drew Carey

To get rich is glorious.
- Deng Xiaoping

Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment;
it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment
for the individual to explore,
in his own way.
- Noam Chomsky

All the measures of the Government are directed to
the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- William Henry Harrison

Stand not too near the rich man lest he destroy thee -
and not too far away lest he forget thee.
- Aneurin Bevan

You may be surprised to discover you're rich,
especially if you're broke.
- P. J. O'Rourke

If hard work were such a wonderful thing,
surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
- Joseph Kirkland

A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant
man grows poor by seeming rich.
- William Shenstone


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