"The white folks like for us to be religious, then they can do what they want to with us."
"Freedom is never given; it is won."
A. Philip Randolph
"And in order for the Negro to fulfill his duty as a citizen it was often necessary that he fight for his self-affirmed right to fight."
"There is no justice in America, but it is the fight for justice that sustains you."
"Wishing, of all strategies, is the worst."
"Play the game, but don't believe in it - that much you owe yourself...play the game, but raise the ante, my boy. Learn how it operates, learn how you operate."
"Real men laugh at opposition; real men smile when enemies appear."
"In every truth, the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it."
A. Philip Randolph
"I believe in social dislocation and creative trouble."
"You have to start living for something that's worth dying for."
"The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others."
"Truth is a letter from courage!"
Zora Neale Hurston
"To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker."
""People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned."
"You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution."
"If a society permits one portion of its citizenry to be menaced or destroyed, then, very soon, no one in that society is safe."
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."
"Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're Black."
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence."
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground."