Cornel West Quotes

Cornel West Quotes: If you can't have a good time and smile and relate to people across race and class, then the success that you have ultimately is just sounding brass and tinkling symbol.
Send Quote
Cornel West Quote: I'm a Christian. I believe that greatness has to do with the quality of love shown to the least of thy brethren and the quality of service to those who are catching hell. When you look at it in that sense, I'd say America has had great moments, but I wouldn't call it a great nation. I don't think there have been any great nations in the history of the world, because in every nation you find poor people being subjugated. So, I see the term
Send Quote
Quotes about Cornel West: When you place a high value on truth, you have to think for yourself.
Send Quote
Quote about Cornel West: The condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak - that gives it an existential emphasis.
Send Quote
Cornel West Sayings: If the churches don't move, much of the community won't move. We've got a situation in which a black church is still a major institution in the black community where 55 percent of the black folk attend and over 75 pass through its doors.
Send Quote
Cornel West Saying: And as a Christian, I got something the world didn't give me, the world can't take away, so I find joy that can never be reduced to anything.
Send Quote
Sayings about Cornel West: In situations of sparse resources along with degraded self-images and depoliticized sensibilities, one avenue for poor people is in existential rebellion and anarchic expression. The capacity to produce social chaos is the last resort of desperate people.
Send Quote
Saying about Cornel West: There is no organizations and institutions that are worthwhile in terms of fighting for and dying for unless there is some individual integrity and character and virtue that is at work within various individuals in those institutions especially their leaders.
Send Quote
Cornel West Quotes: The problem is that in America is that the nation state has been so weak when it comes to the history of big markets the history of big business in a way so we have a very weak welfare state compared to European nation states.
Send Quote
Cornel West Quote: The problem is that affirmative action could never really get at the issue of corporate power in the workplace, and so you ended up with the downsizing; you ended up with de-industrializing. You ended up with the marginalizing of working people and working poor people even while affirmative action was taking place, and a new black middle class was expanding.
Send Quote
Quotes about Cornel West: Our politicians have sacrificed their principles on the altar of special interests; our corporate leaders have sacrificed their integrity on the altar of profits; and our media watchdogs have sacrificed the voice of dissent on the altar of audience competition.
Send Quote
Quote about Cornel West: The legacy of [Martin Luther] King is the very thing that must be expanded if America is to be free and democratic in the 21st century. It's just as simple as that.
Send Quote
Cornel West Sayings: Market moralities and mentalities-- fueled by economic imperatives to make a profit at nearly any cost-- yield unprecedented levels of loneliness, isolation, and sadness. And our public life lies in shambles, shot through with icy cynicism and paralyzing pessimism. To put it bluntly, beneath the record-breaking stock markets on Wall Street and bipartisan budget-balancing deals in the White House lurk ominous clouds of despair across this nation.
Send Quote
Cornel West Saying: Philosophy is fundamentally about how you come to terms with living your life and trying to do it in a wise manner, and, for me, that means decently and compassionately and courageously and so forth.
Send Quote
Sayings about Cornel West: The challenge artists face today is whether to be an underground, unheard genius, or to dilute their art for the marketplace.
Send Quote
Saying about Cornel West: All individuals have the same value, not to be determined by market price. They're made in the image and likeness of God.
Send Quote
Cornel West Quotes: I am not optimistic, but I've never been optimistic about humankind or America. The evidence never looks good in terms of forces for good actually becoming prominent.
Send Quote
Cornel West Quote: When you love people, you give them a priority. You have a sense of urgency about their pain.
Send Quote