Whenever we say a person’s name, notice whether we have stated more than a fact. For example, the judgment, ‘She’s thoughtless’ goes beyond the facts ‘She said she’d call me and she didn’t.’
I believe, however, that impending events will call us and we must respond but where, with whom, and how?
The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.
If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.
Don’t let anyone call you a minority if you’re black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You’re not less than anybody else.
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the number of the families who call upon God.
I had a little portable typewriter. I call it my Harlem Literary Fellowship.
This is why the ultimate reason of things must lie in a necessary substance, in which the differentiation of the changes only exists eminently as in their source; and this is what we call God.