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" All I held against Jews was that so many Jews actually were hypocrites in their claim to be friends of the American black man. "
" America in its entirety is segregationist and is racist. It's more camouflaged in the north, but it's the same thing. "
" America is the first country... that can actually have a bloodless revolution. "
" America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, even eaten with people who in America would have been considered 'white,' but the 'white' attitude had been removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. "
" America preaches integration and practices segregation. "
" Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad. "
" Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. "
" Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth. "
" Do you know what integration really means? It means intermarriage. That's the real point behind it. You can't have it without intermarriage. And that would result in disintegration of both races. "
" Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. "
" Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly. "
" For me, my 'X' replaced the white slave master name of 'Little' which some blue-eyed devil named Little had imposed on my parental forebears. "
" Good education, housing and jobs are imperatives for the Negroes, and I shall support them in their fight to win these objectives, but I shall tell the Negroes that while these are necessary, they cannot solve the main Negro problem. "
" History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals. "
" History is not hatred. "
" History proves that the white man is a devil. "
" I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence. "
" I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion. "
" I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. "
" I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street. "
" I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment. "
" I did a lot of things as a Muslim that I am sorry for now. "
" I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence. "
" If ballots won't work, bullets will. "
" If, if a white man puts his arm around me voluntarily, that's brotherhood. But if you - if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that's not brotherhood, that's hypocrisy. "
" If it's lawful to have a rifle club to kill pheasants, it should be just as lawful to have one to kill wolves or dogs that are being sicked on little black babies. In fact, it's constitutional. Article Number Two of the constitution guarantees the right of every citizen to own a rifle or a shot gun. "
" If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality. "
" If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. "
" If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. "
" If you turn the other cheek, you can be enslaved for 1,000 years. "
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