quote by Thomas Sankara

The revolution and women's liberation go together. We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky.

— Thomas Sankara

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The independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked-up with the total liberation of the African Continent

Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.

Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal will be about socializing...uh, um...Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.

We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.

I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.

Whenever you can, act as a liberator.

Freedom, dignity, wealth - these three together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity. If you bequeath all three to your people, their love for you will never die.

A revolutionary woman can't have no reactionary man.

If he's not about liberation, if he's not about struggle, if he ain't about building a strong Black family, if he ain't about building a strong Black nation, then he ain't about nothing.

To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.

It is only on the basis of undiluted Nationalism and of perfect justice and impartiality that the Indian Army of Liberation can be built up.

If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.

What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican, it's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated!

Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor.

I want to encourage each and everyone of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and for each other.

Our experience over the last 20 years has shown that indeed people must themselves become their own liberators. You cannot wait for somebody else to come and rescue you.

You can kill a revolutionary but you can't kill revolution.

..you can jail a liberator but you can't jail liberation.

The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.

If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable. So I call it a rebellion.

Palestine is Arab and must be liberated from the river to the sea and all the Zionists who emigrated to the land of Palestine must leave.

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!

It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.

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.

Together, hand in hand, with our matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country.

"Freedom" in capitalist countries exists only for those who possess money and who consequently hold power.

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

There is no word more "dangerous" than liberalism, because to oppose it is the new "unforgivable sin."

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.

We hear a constant clamor for rights, rights, always rights, but so very little about responsibility. And we have forgotten God. The need now is for selflessness, for a spirit of sacrifice, for a willingness to put aside personal gains for the salvation of the whole Western world.

The complete emancipation of women from the ties which held them back in the past, during the ages of despotism and ignorance, is a basic aim of the Party and the Revolution. Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.

Power and those in control concede nothing .

.. without a demand. Hey never have and never will... Each and every one of us must keep demanding, must keep fighting, must keep thundering, must keep plowing, must keep on keeping things struggling, must speak out and speak up until justice is served because where there is no justice there is no peace.

Democracy has two excesses to avoid: the spirit of inequality, which leads to an aristocracy, or to the government of a single individual; and the spirit of extreme equality, which conducts it to despotism, as the despotism of a single individual finishes by conquest.

Don't condemn the gangbangers, they've got guns that are trafficked, that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don't have sensible gun legislation.

Because love is an act of courage, not of fear, love is a commitment to others.

No matter where the oppressed are found, the act of love is commitment to their cause--the cause of liberation.

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