"You can't win if you don't play as a unit."
Kareem Abdul Jubbar
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
"Not only was I not born to be a slave: I was not born to hope to become the equal of the slave-master. They had, the masters, incontestably, the rope- in time, with enough, they would hang themselves with it. They were not to hang me: I was to see to that."
"Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment."
"The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to be a victim: he or she has become a threat."
"To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."
"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."
"Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more."
"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
Booker T. Washington
"At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence."
Booker T. Washington
"Is it a crime to fight for what is mine?"
"Look for me in a whirlwind or a storm."
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."
"We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind."
"It is not about how much money you make. The question is are you educated enough to KEEP it."
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
"Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men."
"A right delayed is a right denied."
Martin Luther King Jr.
"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house."
"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality, or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it."
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."
"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."
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