Lillian Smith Quotes

Most popular Lillian Smith Quotes

There is nothing more powerful than ignorance, not even intelligence.


Crises are two edged; they always create possibilities for both evil and good.


Faith and doubt both are needed—not as antagonists but working side by side—to take us around the unknown curve.


Faith and doubt both are needed—not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
— Lillian Smith

doubt faith

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open.


I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.
— Lillian Smith


Questions which cannot be freed by words find it easy to slip into the blood stream, changing the body's chemistry, changing a whole life, sometimes.

asking questions

Loyalty is a verbal switch-blade used by little and big bosses to force us quickly to accept a questionable situation which our intelligence and conscience should reject.