African American Quotations

By Richard Newman | Go to book overview
Save to active project
487. I met a man named Jesus, and I had an exchange with him. I gave him my sorrows, he gave me his joy; I gave him my confusion, he gave me his peace; I gave him my despair, he gave me his hope; I gave him my hatred, he gave me his love; I gave him my torn life, he gave me his purpose.

Otis Moss, 1935- Minister

488. The gospel of the New Testament is a life by the way of death. We cannot live by seeking to live. We can only live by the willingness--the commitment--to a form of self-death.

Gardner C. Taylor, 1918- Minister

489. The basic contribution of prophetic Christianity, despite the countless calamities perpetrated by Christian churches, is that every individual, regardless of class, country, caste, race, or sex, should have the opportunity to fulfill his or her potentialities.

Cornel West, 1954- Philosopher and Activist

490. The images, symbols, and attitudes of Christianity were the highest crystallization of the Negro's will to live he has made in this country.

Richard Wright, 1908-1960 Novelist


CHURCH
491. The fear that had shackled us all across the years left us suddenly when we were in that church, together.

Ralph Abernathy, 1926-1991 Civil rights activist

-77-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
African American Quotations
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 506

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?