Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Why should conservationists have a positive interest in… farming? There are lots of reasons, but the plainest is: Conservationists eat.
Women were freed from positive duties when they could not perform them, but not when they could.
I am positive that I would see the end of child labour around the world in my lifetime, as the poorest of the poor have realised that education is a tool that can empower them.
If you look just at the decades after 1934, you know it’s hard to point to really inspired and positive support from outside of Haiti, to Haiti, and much easier to point to either small-minded or downright mean-spirited policies.
Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he.
As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.