History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
It’s got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you’re afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.
When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.
When ghetto living seems normal, you have no shame, no privacy.
Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands.
I did a lot of things as a Muslim that I am sorry for now.
What I want to know is how the white man, with the blood of black people dripping off his fingers, can have the audacity to be asking black people, ‘Do they hate him?’ That takes a lot of nerve.
Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.