I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
There is a genocide that is taking place among black men, in particular young black men, but it is not a genocide being perpetuated by white cops, by the Nazis, or by the Klan. Unfortunately and tragically, it is being perpetuated by other young black men.
The grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou’rt named: Nature appalled, Shakes off her wonted firmness.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
Because wherever I am today, I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men – the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course, two very special women, my mother and my wife.
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.