Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
For a man of my generation, our century has been a long intellectual and political struggle in favor of freedom.
We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.
I believe that our friends among the dead really mind us and look out for us. Often there might be a big boulder of misery over your path about to fall on you, but your friends among the dead hold it back until you have passed by.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
In our home we grew up thinking we were Mormons first and human beings second.
Our life here on Earth has as its purpose precisely to prepare for our eternal happiness. This world is a large womb. It is a ‘test’ as all opportunities are tests.
When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.
Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.