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C. L. R. James Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
- 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

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

All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.
- 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

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

Imperialist enterprise draws political consequences.
- 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

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

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

I must say the idea of a United Africa was nonsense.
- 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

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

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

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

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

I may as well say it, I have been married three times.
- 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

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

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

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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb


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