Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off.— Fannie Lou Hamer
Most Powerful Five quotations
Historically speaking, we went from being Indians to pagans to savages to hostiles to militants to activists to Native Americans. Its five hundred years later and they still cant see us. We are still invisible.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
Most Christians would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send them to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.
Race? It is a feeling, not a reality.
Ninety-five per cent, at least. Nothing will ever make me believe that biologically pure races can be shown to exist today.... National pride has no need of the delirium of race.
It's best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you're a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he's a villain.
Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.
That is my best friend because it is a gift of the creator to Africans.
It is a spirit. Marijuana has five fingers of creation...it enhances all your five senses.
If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.
My God, thank you. Thank you very much. I'm almost embarrassed by the response, but when I see this, I know that the twenty five years that I've spent trying to make you happy every night of your life was worth every damn minute of it.
Most men die from the neck up at age twenty-five because they stop dreaming.
I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, six republics, surrounded by seven neighbours, a country in which live eight ethnic minorities.
It takes sixty-five thousand errors before you are qualified to make a rocket.
When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty.
I wanted to stay down, but I couldn't. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven't eaten for two days you'll understand.
God doesn't need a lot to do a lot. All David had was five stones. And all David used was one.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
The consensus is that no more than five to ten people in a hundred who die by gunfire in Los Angeles are any loss to society. These people fight small wars amongst themselves. It would seem a valid social service to keep them well-supplied with ammunition.
Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
With four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk.
The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.
To feel like a woman, wear heels, to feel like a goddess, wear five inches.
Start with the impossible. Proceed calmly towards the improbable. No worry, there are at least five exits.
I am not a Hindu, Nor a Muslim am II am this body, a playOf five elements a dramaOf the spirit dancing With joy and sorrow.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
How could we have such a low view of the gospel of Jesus Christ that we have to manipulate men psychologically to get them to come down and pray a prayer? …How many times have I heard evangelists say, “It’ll only take five minutes.”? No my dear friend, it will take your life–all of it!
Wherever there is great property there is great inequality.
For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions.
Hey, I stopped smoking cigarettes. Isn't that something? I'm on to cigars now. I'm on to a five-year plan. I eliminated cigarettes, then I go to cigars, then I go to pipes, then I go to chewing tobacco, then I'm on to that nicotine gum