Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.
It’s a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.
It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
There is something about poverty that smells like death.
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.
So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.