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A Lesson Before Dying Quotes

I want you to show them the difference between what they think you are and what you can be.
I have no more to say except this: We must live with our own conscience.
How do people come up with a date and a time to take life from another man? Who made them God?.
And that's all we are Jefferson, all of us on this earth, a piece of drifting wood. until we - each of us, individually- decide to become something else. I am still that piece of drifting wood, and those out there are no better. But you can be better.
He told us that most of us would die violently, and those who did not would be brought down to the level of beasts.
Only when the mind is free has the body a chance to be free. Yes, they must believe, they must believe. Because I know what it means to be a slave. I am a slave.