James Baldwin Quote

The betrayal of a belief is not the same thing as ceasing to believe. If this were not so there would be no moral standards in the world at all.


Stranger in the Village Harper's Magazine (October 1953); republished in Notes of a Native Son (1955)

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The betrayal of a belief is not the same thing as ceasing to believe. If this were not so there would be no moral standards in the world at all.

Picture Quote 2

The betrayal of a belief is not the same thing as ceasing to believe. If this were not so there would be no moral standards in the world at all.

Picture Quote 3

The betrayal of a belief is not the same thing as ceasing to believe. If this were not so there would be no moral standards in the world at all.

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The betrayal of a belief is not the same thing as ceasing to believe. If this were not so there would be no moral standards in the world at all.