If the white man wants to hold on to it, let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able, should develop and carry out a program of his own.
I never stop to plan. I take things step by step.
This crusade is much more important than the anti- lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom.
The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.
There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.
Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.
By God’s help, and the intelligent use of their own strong right arms they could accomplish great things.
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.