Roger Nash Baldwin

Roger Nash Baldwin

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Author Profession: US Activist
Born: January 21, 1884
Died: August 26, 1981
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.

I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.

I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people.

The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it.

Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. Joan Jett age

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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