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Here Are 5 Cornel West Quotes That You Should Read

Cornel West is a famous American philosopher, social critic, political activist, actor, and public intellectual. He was born on June 2nd, 1953 to a Baptist minister family and focuses on the role of race in US society as well as how people act or react to their “radical conditionedness”.

Here are a few Cornel West quotes to live by.

“We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment unless there is loyalty unless there is love, patience, persistence.”

Cornel West

“You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.”

Cornel West

“Music at its best…is the grand archeology into and transfiguration of our guttural cry, the great human effort to grasp in time our deepest passions and yearnings as prisoners of time. Profound music leads us–beyond language–to the dark roots of our scream and the celestial heights of our silence. ”

Cornel West, The Cornel West Reader

“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.”

Cornel West

“None of us alone can save the nation or the world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.

Cornel West, Race Matters p. 109

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