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Your behavior determines, to some extent, the destiny of your nation and your group.
I have walked majestically with kings and queens and presidents and other heads of states.
If you struck your mother or your father, it was punishable by death because you struck at the whole society. You struck at the morality of the society itself. This is what we have lost.
What we might have been dealing with here - with the building of the Pyramids - is an age that got lost. Man had to learn again what they previously had known.
Some of us say, "Lord knows how much I can bear". I think you can assume that you can bear more than you have a right to bear.
There are some long silences in Scandinavian and some Japanese films, when the audience knows action is taking place, but the audience hears no action.
I believe in doing good for good's sake.
History is a compass that you locate yourself on the map of human geography, politically, culturally, financially.
In a collective society, everybody's business is everybody's business.
The Arabs are deep in the slave trade right now.
Man's most intelligent age may have gotten lost in history.
Man's attitude towards the universe and his opinion of the universe predates the scientific probe of the universe.
I think many times we charge the Lord for things we can do ourselves. If only we realized how well we have been equipped.
When people laugh at your institutions and convince you that you have to adopt theirs - adopt their dress, adopt their taste in food - you are a prisoner to those people.
If I lead the field in any way, it is in the area of curricula development, study guides and other teaching materials.
This kind of collective society - giving to each according to his need - existed in Africa not only before Karl Marx, but also before Europe.
All life is a test one way or the other.
We never see ourselves as heroes and sometimes when we do it is a hero that has made a fortune as a clown or a boxer. And there is no lasting value in either one of those.
If God is love, then God has no stepchildren to love.
You should not bear insults.
History is like a clock, it tells you your time of day.
You walk out in the street, we don't know if we're going to get across. It's a test.
The standard reason for Thanksgiving doesn't mean nothing to me.
In the United States, the Supreme Court's decision of 1954, outlawing segregation in school systems, was greeted with mixed feelings of hope and skepticism by African-Americans.
People rise and fall on the basis of the makings of institutions.
What example do you have of anything like the Pyramids outside of Africa? You have them in Mexico, but that can be traced to early African migration. So the African created mound culture.
I believe in spirituality, which is out there.
You shouldn't bear humiliations.
The African had opinions about the universe that eventually turned out to be true.
Your group has a right and responsibility to preside over your behavior and you have a responsibility to make that behavior in a manner that does not endanger the group.
The one thing you never integrate at the ruin of your own pleasure is your institutions.
I attended a Baptist church as a child and was an avid reader starting with the Bible.
With no specific procedure, man arrived at sweeping conclusions about the universe that have proven to be true.
Eat bread. You don't know if it's been polluted. Drink water, you don't know whether it's been polluted. So living is a test.
I make a special point of working on Thanksgiving Day. I have friends I go out with but I even make it plain to them. The standard reason for Thanksgiving doesn't mean nothing to me.
No more religion anymore. No more who's a Moslem and who's a Protestant.
Clowns don't build institutions, nor do boxers.
Attending church is one thing, belonging is another.
You look at the Pyramids. They're not one fraction of an inch off in terms of their alignment. They were built without a bonding agent.
The white woman has never had the co-equal status that the African woman has had.
We're in a world of propaganda. Some of it is all to effective.
Break all the TVs, burn all the Bibles.
I think that Jesus-dependency has taken over our minds, and too many of our institutions.