"A ballot is like a bullet. You don’t throw your ballots until you see a target, and if that target is not within your reach, keep your ballot in your pocket."

"Anytime you have to rely upon your enemy for a job you’re in bad shape."

"A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything."

"Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future."


"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

"History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals."

"How can anyone be against love?"

"Human rights are something you were born with. Human rights are your God-given rights. Human rights are the rights that are recognized by all nations of this earth. And any time any one violates your human rights, you can take them to the world court."

"I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence."

"I believe in a religion that believes in freedom."

"I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color."

"I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being, neither white, black, brown nor red."

"I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment."

"I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence."

"If ballots won't work, bullets will."

"If we bring up religion we’ll have differences; we’ll have arguments; and we’ll never be able to get together."

"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."

"If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality."

"If you have no critics you'll likely have no success."

"If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary."

"In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure."

"It is a time for martyrs now, and if I am to be one, it will be for the cause of brotherhood. That's the only thing that can save this country."

"It’ll be liberty or it’ll be death. And if you’re not ready to pay that price don’t use the word freedom in your vocabulary."

"My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."

"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it."

"People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book."

"Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression."

"Power never takes a back step — only in the face of more power."

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."

"The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he's a the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal."

"Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else."

"Truth is on the side of the oppressed."

"Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change."

"We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves."

"We want freedom by any means necessary. We want justice by any means necessary. We want equality by any means necessary."

"Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world."

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."

"You get freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get your freedom; then you'll get it."

"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."

"You spend so much time barking up the civil-rights tree, you don’t even know there’s a human-rights tree on the same floor."

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