Quotation by James Baldwin

Words like "freedom," "justice," "democracy" are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.
James Baldwin (1924–1987), U.S. author. repr. In The Price of the Ticket (1985). "The Crusade of Indignation," Nation (New York, July 7, 1956).
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