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Ray Stannard Baker Quotes

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.
- Daniel Webster

My life is my argument.
- Albert Schweitzer

I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first,
friends and family second and you third,
we won't ever have an argument.
- Jeff Foxworthy

If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war,
the pretext for war will never be wanting,
and peace can never be secure.
- John Bright

People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
- Will Rogers

In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at
the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number.
- Steven Wright

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
- John Dryden

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to
support or undercut almost any argument.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The best argument I know for an immortal life is the
existence of a man who deserves one.
- William James

Whenever I run into prejudice.
I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself,
There's one more argument for birth control.
- Freddy Fender

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.
- William Ruckelshaus

I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
- James Boswell

Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and
relieve the tedium of argument.
- Robert South

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument,
a bank has just been robbed.
- Phyllis Diller

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
- Edward W. Howe

Observe which side resorts to the most vociferous name-calling
and you are likely to have identified the side with
the weaker argument and they know it.
- Charles R. Anderson

The argument between wives and whores is an old one;
each one thinking that whatever she is,
at least she is not the other.
- Andrea Dworkin

Capital punishment is the source of many an argument,
both good and bad.
- Marilyn vos Savant

At the conclusion of my argument I received very high
compliments from the Chief Justice and later from other of the Judges.
What they said I do not care to repeat.
- William Henry Moody

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

The argument for intelligent design basically depends on saying,
'You haven't answered every question with evolution,'...
Well, guess what? Science can't answer every question.
- Kenneth Miller

The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial,
those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.
- Kenneth Miller

Silence is argument carried out by other means.
- Che Guevara

There was a very convincing argument made that the
extremists have won and the aggression is now supported by the majority,
therefore fighting until surrender was the only alternative.
- Joichi Ito

We must reinforce argument with results.
- Booker T. Washington

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant.
Every table had an argument going.
- George Carlin

In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism.
- Susan Griffin

Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint,
and heard great argument about it and about:
but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.
- Omar Khayyam

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
- Anonymous

At a time like this, scorching irony,
not convincing argument, is needed.
- Frederick Douglass

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly
wounding because I think,
well, if they attack one personally,
it means they have not a single political argument left.
- Margaret Thatcher

When you let someone else win an argument,
often you both end up winners.
- Richard Carlson

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather,
that it just operates automatically.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The argument of the strongest is always the best.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend
one's opinion but rather to know it.
- Andre Maurois

This band has never had an argument.
It's just amazing.
- Dave Edmunds

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease.
The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
- Calvin Klein

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling
for the strength of their argument.
The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
- William E. Gladstone

No rational argument will have a rational effect on
a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
- Karl Popper

The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings.
I know for some this is a hard argument to accept,
but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
- Grace Slick

I later spent...
five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey,
always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting
a legal argument for release.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your
argument be intricate enough to confound the court.
- William Wycherley

No references to the need to fight terror can be an
argument for restricting human rights.
- Vladimir Putin

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective.
A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
- Hosea Ballou

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

When you have no basis for an argument,
abuse the plaintiff.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

History is full of really good stories.
That's the main reason I got into this racket:
I want to make the argument that history is interesting.
- Sarah Vowell

There's always that argument to make -
that you're in better company historically if people
don't understand what you're doing.
- Elliott Smith

Convincing yourself doesn't win an argument.
- Robert Half

I'd like to do policy and I'd like to do philosophy,
I'd like to be able to get into the depth,
into the meat of the argument - that's the kind of stuff I want to do.
- Jonathan Krohn

The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
- Lord Hailsham


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