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Even Samson, the world's strongest man, was destroyed by the woman who slept in his arms. she was the one whose words hurt him.
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.
Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.
Always, every now and then, I had given her a hard time, just to keep her in line. Every once in a while a woman seems to need, in fact wants this too.
All of us - who might have probed space, or cured cancer, or built industries - were, instead, black victims of the white man's American social system.
If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality.
The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense I call it intelligence.
Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, fromBirth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
How is it possible to write one's autobiography in a world so fast-changing as this?
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
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.
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace
I say, sir, that you can never make an intelligent judgment without evidence.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Power doesn't back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It's not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who is for or against it.
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, a man is demoted to the lower animals.
I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
Right now, in every big city ghetto, tens of thousands of yesterday's and today's school dropouts are keeping body and soul together by some form of hustling in the same way I did.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.
In the Bible, God offered the Pharaoh freedom if he would just let the oppressed people free to go to the land of milk and honey. But the Pharaoh disobeyed, and he was destroyed.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree.
Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.
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.
To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.
You can't have capitalism without racism.
Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.
True Islam taught me that it takes all of the religious, political, economic, psychological, and racial ingredients, or characteristics, to make the Human Family and the Human Society complete.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong, than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
The Algerians were revolutionsists, they wanted land. France offered to let them be integrated into France. They told France, to hell with Fance, they wanted some land, not some France.
Nobody can give you freedom, nobody can give you equality or justice. If you are a man, you take it.
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.