"Nothing ever comes to me, that is worth having, except as the result of hard work."
Booker T. Washington
"A man is born FREE."
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."
"We are not problem people, we are people with problems."
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."
"In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. The United States has none."
"We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being. To respected as a human being."
"We must dare to invent the future."
"My African roots made me what I am today. They're the reason I exist at all."
"There are 2 rules in life: Number 1 - never quit
Number 2 - never forget rule number 1."
"If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again."
"A tiger does not have to proclaim its tigritude."
"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."
"It is the first step that is difficult."
"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."
"We are all more than our experiences
And less than our dreams"
"We will not be able to go anywhere until we know where we are."
"The first step toward tolerance is respect and the first step toward respect is knowledge."
"Truth is a continuous examination and fact...always supersedes belief."
Dr Yosef Ben Jochannan
"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board."
Zora Neale Hurston
Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power."