James A. Baldwin

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James A. "Jim" Baldwin (May 26, 1886 – August 2, 1964) was an American football player, track athlete, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Rhode Island State College—now the University of Rhode Island, the University of Maine, Trinity College in Durham, North Carolina—now Duke University, Lehigh University, and Wake Forest University, compiling a career college football record of 41–32–14. Baldwin was also the head basketball coach at the same five schools, amassing a career college basketball mark of 85–66. In addition he served as the head baseball coach at Rhode Island State and at Lehigh, tallying a career college baseball record of 32–25–1. From 1916 to 1920, Baldwin was the athletic director at Rhode Island while he coached three sports.

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James A. Baldwin #Change

Photo of James A. Baldwin People can cry much easier than they can change.
James A. Baldwin #Education

Photo of James A. Baldwin Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black.
James A. Baldwin #Experience

Photo of James A. Baldwin The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
James A. Baldwin #Fear #Love

Photo of James A. Baldwin Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin #Future #Time #Work

Photo of James A. Baldwin There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment the time is always now.
James A. Baldwin #Future

Photo of James A. Baldwin The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
James A. Baldwin #Good

Photo of James A. Baldwin Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin #History

Photo of James A. Baldwin People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
James A. Baldwin #History

Photo of James A. Baldwin American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.
James A. Baldwin #Knowledge

Photo of James A. Baldwin The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James A. Baldwin #Love #War

Photo of James A. Baldwin Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin #Love #Memorial Day

Photo of James A. Baldwin I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James A. Baldwin #Positive

Photo of James A. Baldwin I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
James A. Baldwin #Power

Photo of James A. Baldwin It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
James A. Baldwin #Power

Photo of James A. Baldwin The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.
James A. Baldwin #Power

Photo of James A. Baldwin The only thing that white people have that black people need, or should want, is power-and no one holds power forever.
James A. Baldwin #Respect

Photo of James A. Baldwin To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.
James A. Baldwin #Society

Photo of James A. Baldwin The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
James A. Baldwin #Time

Photo of James A. Baldwin To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
James A. Baldwin #Time

Photo of James A. Baldwin No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.
James A. Baldwin #Truth

Photo of James A. Baldwin Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it.
James A. Baldwin #Education #Society

Photo of James A. Baldwin The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
James A. Baldwin #History #Time

Photo of James A. Baldwin I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
James A. Baldwin #Hope

Photo of James A. Baldwin Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings.
James A. Baldwin #Failure

Photo of James A. Baldwin The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide.