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I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege;
by Stokely Carmichael

I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege;
it was my right.
Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed,
beaten or economically deprived.
- Stokely Carmichael

No man can given anybody his freedom.
- Stokely Carmichael

Before a group can enter the open society,
it must first close ranks.
- Stokely Carmichael

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain
if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders,
we'd be hard put to distinguish them.
- Stokely Carmichael

 

The secret of life is to have no fear;
it's the only way to function.
- Stokely Carmichael

I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country
was passed for white people,
not for black people.
- Stokely Carmichael

The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
- Stokely Carmichael

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We are revolutionaries.
- Stokely Carmichael

The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question
whether or not a man can condemn himself.
- Stokely Carmichael

The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then.
- Stokely Carmichael

The masses don't shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals.
- Stokely Carmichael

I usually say I did the best I could with what I had.
I have no major regrets.
- Stokely Carmichael

Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
- Stokely Carmichael

Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we
must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people
can give anybody their freedom.
- Stokely Carmichael

There has been only a civil rights movement,
whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
- Stokely Carmichael

We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus
Garvey had in their times.
We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
- Stokely Carmichael

There is a higher law than the law of government.
That's the law of conscience.
- Stokely Carmichael

Our grandfathers had to run, run, run.
My generation's out of breath.
We ain't running no more.
- Stokely Carmichael

Black power can be clearly defined for those who do
not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
- Stokely Carmichael

Seems to me that the institutions that function in
this country are clearly racist,
and that they're built upon racism.
- Stokely Carmichael

A man is born free.
- Stokely Carmichael

We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.
- Stokely Carmichael

So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power,
isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee;
it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities.
- Stokely Carmichael

Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned
about 6 percent of the children in this country,
black children, who you allow to come into white schools.
We have 94 percent who still live in shacks.
We are going to be concerned about those 94 percent.
- Stokely Carmichael

Integration is a man's ability to want to move in there by himself.
If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black,
that is his choice.
It should be his rights.
It is not because white people will not allow him.
- Stokely Carmichael

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community -
as SNCC does -
must work to provide that community with a position
of strength from which to make its voice heard.
This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.
- Stokely Carmichael

It is a call for black people in this country to unite,
to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community.
It is a call for black people to define their own goals,
to lead their own organizations.
- Stokely Carmichael

I also know that while I am black I am a human being,
and therefore I have the right to go into any public place.
White people didn't know that.Every time I tried to
go into a place they stopped me.
- Stokely Carmichael

One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism
is that up to now there has been no national organization
which could speak to the growing militancy of young
black people in the urban ghetto.
- Stokely Carmichael

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

David knew everyone because he's such a social butterfly.
- Stephen Stills

The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was.
- Enya

I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam
I was running on the KGB,
by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us.
- Aldrich Ames

I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene,
and I don't compete with them.
- Kevin Costner

Since the child knew his parents would give in,
he tried the same trick again and again.
- Jackie Chan

Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment.
Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
- John James Audubon

I knew from a very young age that there was something very wrong with me.
- Patty Duke

I didn't know the full dimensions of forever,
but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.
- Richard Brautigan

Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.
- Jean Cocteau

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand
more if only they knew they were slaves.
- Harriet Tubman

I realized I really liked the screen.
I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn't afraid of risk.
- Tom Selleck

We don't know all the answers.
If we knew all the answers we'd be bored,
wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching,
trying to get more knowledge.
- Jack LaLanne

If I knew what I was so anxious about,
I wouldn't be so anxious.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Oh, if people only knew how this business has grown.
- Pearl White

From the time I was a kid, I always knew something
was going to happen to me.
Didn't know exactly what.
- Elvis Presley

I knew that discrimination existed, even though there
were many individuals who were not prejudiced.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz


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