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Stokely Carmichael Quotes

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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

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

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

We are revolutionaries.
- 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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

No man can given anybody his freedom.
- Stokely Carmichael

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

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

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

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

A man is born free.
- Stokely Carmichael

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

The people of the world genuinely want peace.
Some day the leaders of the world are going to
have to give in and give it to them.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders grasp nettles.
- David Ogilvy

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett

The great leaders are like the best conductors -
they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
- Blaine Lee

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Do not wait for leaders;
do it alone, person to person.
- Mother Teresa

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa,
whereby its leaders combine in their efforts
to solve the problems of this continent.
I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests,
of all our great wildernesses.
- Nelson Mandela

Leaders have to act more quickly today.
The pressure comes much faster.
- Andy Grove

Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence.
This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage
which in the past has been brought to public life
is not as likely to insist upon or regard
that quality in its chosen leaders today -
and in fact we have forgotten.
- John F. Kennedy

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
- Charles de Gaulle

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell

Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
- Allen Klein

Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion
polls but for the consequences of their actions.
- Henry A. Kissinger

We obviously need more love in the world.
And we obviously need more compassion and understanding.
Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now.
- Dave Davies

Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts;
they play up some,
play down others, ignore still others.
- James MacGregor Burns

Choosing one's leaders is an affirmation that the person
making the choice has inherent worth.
- Linda Chavez

Most foreign policies that history has marked highly,
in whatever country, have been originated by leaders
who were opposed by experts.
- Henry A. Kissinger

ALEC is one great organization, I think,
for growing future political leaders.
- Don Nickles

Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and
other remarkable leaders,
women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920.
- Louise Slaughter

The trial organized with U.N.
participation of some kind will be for crimes committed
by Khmer Rouge leaders from 1975 to 1979.
That's it.
- Hun Sen

Great leaders have a heart for people.
They take time for people.
They view people as the bottom line,
not as a tool to get to the bottom line.
- Pat Williams

Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit.
Work hard to develop a balance.
Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.
- Richard G. Scott

Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon,
not just on the bottom line.
- Warren G. Bennis

But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the
balance between hawks and doves,
and have been in a position to determine who forms
a coalition and who runs the country.
- Amos Oz

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by
most world leaders despite the fact that more than
half of the population of the world is hungry.
- Norman Borlaug

I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson
to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
- Shirin Ebadi

I wish we had more visible Christian and Catholic leaders who talked about love.
- Anne Rice

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Pope John Paul, a man of peace and compassion,
was one of the most revered leaders of our time.
- Bill Williams

Only when God was said to have died did various leaders,
professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors.
- John Ralston Saul

When a government goes to war, particularly a democracy,
it is the most solemn and awesome responsibility of our leaders -
to decide to send our kids to go off and kill and die for us.
- Joe Wilson

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things,
not at the periphery.
- Warren G. Bennis

We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because,
in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances.
- Al Sharpton

Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.
- Malcolm Forbes


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