I have the people behind me and the people are my strength.
There’s no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively – I am one with the people.
Sometimes if you want to get rid of the gun, you have to pick the gun up.
If you stop struggling, then you stop life.
I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people.
The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.
I expected to die. At no time before the trial did I expect to escape with my life. Yet being executed in the gas chamber did not necessarily mean defeat. It could be one more step to bring the community to a higher level of consciousness.
The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.
You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can’t jail the Revolution.
There will be no prison which can hold our movement down.
The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man.
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.
Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.
Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.
I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.