The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
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