Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
I usually say I did the best I could with what I had. I have no major regrets.
I can’t predict whether I’ll leave here freely or in handcuffs.
Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing.
The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.
Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation’s out of breath. We ain’t running no more.
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.