A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.— Malcolm X
Dreamy Black History quotations
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
The world is a severe schoolmaster, for its frowns are less dangerous than its smiles and flatteries, and it is a difficult task to keep in the path of wisdom.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.
Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionarys life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit.
The United States has been called the melting pot of the world.
But it seems to me that the colored man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.
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
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
America will tolerate the taking of a human life without giving it a second thought. But don't misuse a household pet.
Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.
How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!
Ancient Egypt was a Negro Civilization.
The history of Black Africa will remain suspended in air and cannot be written correctly until African historians dare to connect it with the history of Egypt.
It cannot be denied that too often the weight of the Christian movement has been on the side of the strong and the powerful and against the weak and oppressed-this, despite the gospel.
Those who tell the stories rule society.
White America has seen to it that Black history has been suppressed in schools and in American history books. The bravery of hundreds of our ancestors who took part in slave rebellions has been lost in the mists of time, since plantation owners did their best to prevent any written accounts of uprisings.
My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.
You know, I've never believed, in anything, that you had to have role models who looked like you to do something. If I'd been waiting for a black, female, soviet specialist role model, I'd be still waiting.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
Africans and persons of African descent must assume the primary responsibility and leadership in historical research....if we are to continue to leave practically all important historical research and writing concerning the black race to the white man, then we must be prepared to accept, uncomplainingly, the white man's point of view.
The impatient idealist says: 'Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.' But such a place does not exist. We all have to stand on the earth itself and go with her at her pace.
The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fits the facts of it's history.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Greatness occurs when your children love you, when your critics respect you and when you have peace of mind.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
We're just trying to find some color in this black and white world
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
Hip hop music is important precisely because it sheds light on contemporary politics, history, and race. At its best, hip hop gives voice to marginal black youth we are not used to hearing from on such topics.
I dont care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich or poor. If you respect me I'll respect you
No race has a monopoly on vice or virtue, and the worth of an individual is not related to the color of his skin.
we are the ones we have been waiting for
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
For me going down in history being the first black American to win the gold, I think more colored people are going to start coming to the gymnastics world and say 'okay, anything is possible. If Gabby did it, then I can do it too.'