| Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
| Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
| If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
| My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
| Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
| A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
| You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
| The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
| The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
| 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 don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
| Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
| Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
| I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
| There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
| If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
| Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
| You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
| You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
| I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.