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James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: She was my first love, and I loved She was my first love, and I loved her as only a boy loves. James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: As I look back now I can see As I look back now I can see that I was a perfect little aristocrat. James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: And so for a couple of years my And so for a couple of years my life was divided between my music and my school books. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: O black and unknown bards of long ago, O black and unknown bards of long ago, How came your lips to touch the sacred fire? — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: This country can have no more democracy than This country can have no more democracy than it accords and guarantees to the humblest and weakest citizen. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: It is strange how in some things honest It is strange how in some things honest people can be dishonest without the slightest compunction. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: This Great God, Like a mammy bending over This Great God, Like a mammy bending over her baby, Kneeled down in the dust Toiling over a lump of clay Till He shaped it in His own image. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: New York had impressed me as a place New York had impressed me as a place where there was lots of money and not much difficulty in getting it. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: And God stepped out on space, and He And God stepped out on space, and He looked around and said: I'm lonely - I'll make me a world. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: I had enjoyed life in Paris, and, taking I had enjoyed life in Paris, and, taking all things into consideration, enjoyed it wholesomely. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: [R]acial supremacy is merely a matter of dates [R]acial supremacy is merely a matter of dates in history. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: It's no disgrace to be black, but it's It's no disgrace to be black, but it's often very inconvenient. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Washington shows the Negro not only at his Washington shows the Negro not only at his best, but also at his worst. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Young man, young man, your arm's too short Young man, young man, your arm's too short to box with God. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: And Satan smiled, stretched out his hand, and And Satan smiled, stretched out his hand, and said, O War, of all the scourges of humanity, I crown you chief. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Paris practices its sins as lightly as it Paris practices its sins as lightly as it does its religion, while London practices both very seriously. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: In spite of the bans which musicians and In spite of the bans which musicians and music teachers have placed on it, the people still demand and enjoy Ragtime. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: It is from the blues that all that It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive character. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: There are a great many colored people who There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk, but I think they ought to be proud of it. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: I thought of Paris as a beauty spot I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: I felt leap within me pride that I I felt leap within me pride that I was colored; and I began to form wild dreams of bringing glory and honor to the Negro race. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: It may be because Southerners are very much It may be because Southerners are very much like Frenchmen in that they must talk; and not only must they talk, but they must express their opinions. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: I'm lonely I'll make me a world. I'm lonely I'll make me a world. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Lift every voice and sing. Lift every voice and sing. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Every race and every nation should be judged Every race and every nation should be judged by the best it has been able to produce, not by the worst. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: I lived to learn that in the world I lived to learn that in the world of sport all men win alike, but lose differently; — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Music is a universal art; anybody's music belongs Music is a universal art; anybody's music belongs to everybody; you can't limit it to race or country. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: There were two immediate results of my forced There were two immediate results of my forced loneliness: I began to find company in books, and greater pleasure in music. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: With his head in his hands, God thought With his head in his hands, God thought and thought, Till he thought: I'll make me a man! — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers Labor is the fabled magician's wand, the philosophers stone, and the cap of good fortune. — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Whose starboard eyeSaw chariot 'swing low'? Whose starboard eye
Saw chariot 'swing low'? — James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: We have come over a way that with We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered. — James Weldon Johnson