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Ray Stannard Baker Quotes and Sayings

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And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro,
his struggles and his aspirations, than,
The Souls of Black Folk.
- Ray Stannard Baker

One of the points in which I was especially interested
was the Jim Crow regulations,
that is, the system of separation of the races in street
cars and railroad trains.
- Ray Stannard Baker

A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over
the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes.
- Ray Stannard Baker

Measured by any standard, white or black,
Washington must be regarded today as one of the great men of this country:
and in the future he will be so honored.
- Ray Stannard Baker

 

But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob;
it takes something a good deal stronger:
human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.
- Ray Stannard Baker

Every argument on lynching in the South gets back sooner
or later to the question of rape.
- Ray Stannard Baker

A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests;
now several hotels,
restaurants, and especially confectionary stores,
will not serve Negroes, even the best of them.
- Ray Stannard Baker

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The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy,
and the contractors habitually neglected them,
not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury.
- Ray Stannard Baker

At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible
to hold these divergent people together,
but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions,
comparatively few went back to the mills.
And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence.
- Ray Stannard Baker

It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together.
There was in it a peculiar, intense,
vital spirit if you will,
that I have never felt before in any strike.
- Ray Stannard Baker

In the beginning I thought, and still think,
he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement.
But I did not believe then, and have never believed since,
that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods.
They are moral and economic questions.
- Ray Stannard Baker

The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta,
I saw the conductor - all conductors are white -
ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther
back in order to make a place for a white man.
I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car.
- Ray Stannard Baker

The discrimination is not made openly,
but a Negro who goes to such places is informed that
there are no accommodations,
or he is overlooked and otherwise slighted,
so that he does not come again.
- Ray Stannard Baker

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- James Allen

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus


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