Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, the people.'
I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
we are the ones we have been waiting for
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