If, if a white man puts his arm around me voluntarily, that’s brotherhood. But if you – if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that’s not brotherhood, that’s hypocrisy.
Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.
Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
You don’t have a peaceful revolution. You don’t have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There’s no such thing as a nonviolent revolution.
America preaches integration and practices segregation.
History is not hatred.
America is the first country… that can actually have a bloodless revolution.
The white man, in his press, is going to identify me with ‘hate.’