"When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses."
"When I discover who I am, I'll be free."
"For the only great men among the unfree and the oppressed are those who struggle to destroy the oppressor."
"To enslave men, successfully and safely, it is necessary to have their minds occupied with thoughts and aspirations short of the liberty of which they are deprived."
"People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doint the calling that bothers me."
"It is ironic that America, with its history of injustice to the poor, especially the Black man and the Indian, prides itself on being a Christian nation."
"He who feeds you, controls you"
"Nobody in the world, nobody in history has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them."
"Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery."
"When you learn, teach, when you get, give."
"I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light."
"Without struggle there is no success."
"There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were."
"Not for me,-I shall die in my bonds, - but for fresh young souls who have not known the night and waken to the morning."
"There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth."
"Children learn more from what you are than what you teach."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
"From my 30th year on I have increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color caste, exploitation of labor and war."
"If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else."
"There aren't enough people who care about the future. They are too busy worrying about today and what they can grab now."
"I'm learning to "master self" while rising from the ashes of madness."
Stanley "Tookie" Williams