If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.— Malcolm X
Most Powerful American People quotations
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
We’re not Indians and we’re not Native Americans.
We’re older than both concepts. We’re the people, we’re the human beings.
Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The United States will eventually fly the Communist red flag…The American people will hoist it themselves.
Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples.
One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.
The Americans are a very lucky people.
They're bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.
Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically, that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.
I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. We need to be taught to study rather than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm.
I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse.
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution
For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, where Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue preservd . On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight, without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
The Afro-American is not a bestial race.
If this work can contribute in any way towards proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service. Other considerations are of minor importance.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.
There can be no divided allegiance here.
Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.
When I ran I was a first candidate to talk about how immigration was going be so damaging to the American people. When I first ran I talked about affirmative-action.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
When you want to help people, you tell them the truth.
When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.
There's something whimsical, satirical, and silly about British humor, which Americans have always enjoyed, and lots of us come over here because we have an audience of people who enjoy it.
The percentage of mentally disturbed people in the United States is very high.
From the time the American gets up in the morning, he feels as if someone is trying to influence his will in some way: he is a person with a thousand pressures. The Americans live under a great strain ... and have great feelings of frustration.
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
When people tell me nothing has changed, I say come walk in my shoes and I will show you change.
Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and so longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny, and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men.
The most effective weapon against crime is cooperation.
.. The efforts of all law enforcement agencies with the support and understanding of the American people.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.
True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
Americans of good-will, the nice decent church people, the well-meaning liberals, the good hearted souls who themselves wouldn't lynch anyone, must begin to realize that they have to be more than passively good-hearted, more than church goingly Christian, and much more than word-of-mouth in the liberalism.
One day we will look back and realize that the Barack Obama Presidency was the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
The John Birch Society is Communism's greatest ally.
With its help we will divide and confuse the American people until they have lost faith in their Government, their nation has ceased to be a major world power, and their country is ripe for revolution.
Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down.
And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.
In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system.
A man is a man, until that man finds a plan, a plan that makes that man, a new man
I think what the American people are saying is enough is enough.
This country, this great country, belongs to all of us. It cannot continue to be controlled by a handful of billionaires who apparently want it all.