Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him.
The late development of mass industrial organization in the United States has both stimulated and retarded the political development of the American working class.
The English language is nobody's special property.
It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.
As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.
My performances have finally caught up with my ego.
Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars.
I had a national and international reputation.
I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation.
I must say the idea of a United Africa was nonsense.
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.
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.
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.
I may as well say it, I have been married three times.
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.
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.
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.
The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together - in their sexual relationship.
The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.
Capitalism has socialized production.
It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships.
The Paris Commune was first and foremost a democracy.
The government was a body elected by universal suffrage.
It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated.
Imperialist enterprise draws political consequences.
It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear.
Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
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.
All peoples are entangled in the net of the world market.
Today, in American imperialism, the commodity has reached its most grandiose historical manifestation.
All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known.
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.
We are too quick to put labels on things.
It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.
I paint a slice of life, whatever it is that day.
Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut.
I came to London. It had become the center of my world and I had worked hard to come to it. And I was lost.
Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins.
This is the best thing that could've happened for the 2011 season - Bolt losing like this and having to go away.
We are making a little portion of their brains be sprinters;
they are 100 percent football players, but for these purposes, they must learn the proper way to run.
The first few weeks football players look at you like you are speaking a foreign language. My job is to get them to trust me, trust the system. I ask them to run in a way that makes no sense to them.
Peterson was the most coachable athlete I have had in my life, and I coach many athletes.
I am basically turning football players into sprinters for a while.
When we first talked about it, I didn't know how my expertise could be used.
Myself, Marion Jones and Michael Johnson all got married on the same day because it was the only point on the athletics' schedule we could fit in. October 3, 1998.