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Stokely Carmichael Quotes and Sayings

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

A man is born free.
- Stokely Carmichael

 

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

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

No man can given anybody his freedom.
- Stokely Carmichael

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

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

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

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

We are revolutionaries.
- Stokely Carmichael

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

Take Action - Now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I live in the moment, and I live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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