Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else.
I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.
I have no mercy or compassion for a society that crushes people, and then penalizes them for not being able to stand up under the weight.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
When I was born, I was black. When I grow up, I'm black. When I'm ill, When I die, I'm black. But you - When you're born, you're pink. When you grow up, you're white. When you're ill, you're green. When you go out in the sun, you go red. When you're cold, you go blue. When you die, you're purple. And you have the nerve to call me Colored?
Yes, I have cherished my "demagogue" role. I know that societies often have killed the people who have helped to change those societies. And if I can die having bought any light, having exposed any meaningful truth that will help to destroy the racist cancer that is maligant in the body of America - then, all of the credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes have been mine.