“Notable Quotes” by Men of Respect

Listen Siblings, I come in peace,

“The problem with Europeans and Asians is Europeans and Asians; the solutions for Africans is Africans.” — Onitaset Kumat

Many ‘notable quotations’ of African people can be found on the Men of Respect website: http://www.menofrespect.com/quotes.html

Another series of quotations is the KMT Proverbs seen here: http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/kmt-self-knowledge-and-cosmic-wisdom-quotations/

But we can’t solely indulge in quotations, we must indulge in action. The problem with Europeans and Asians is Europeans and Asians; the solution for Africans is Africans. See your inspiration in as many quotations as you would please, but see in your purpose building African Blood Siblings Community Centers in your locale. Write the ABS for more information. Subscribe, share and love.

“Notable Quotes”
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“I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more if they had known they were slaves.”
Mama Harriet Tubman
 
“The events which transpired five thousand years ago; Five years ago or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now; five years From now or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event.”
Dr. John Henrik Clarke
“STAY FOCUS”
Queen Mother Moore”A Winchester Rifle should have a place of honor in every
[African-American] home.”
Ida B. Wells-Barnett”No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker

“First, my people must be taught the knowledge of self. Then and only then will they be able to understand others and that which surrounds them. Anyone who does not have a knowledge of self is considered a victim of either amnesia or unconsciousness and is not very competent. The lack of knowledge of self is a prevailing condition among my people here in America. Gaining the knowledge of self makes us unite into a great unity. Knowledge of self makes you take on the great virtue of learning.”
Honorable Elijah Muhammad

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blow, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
Frederick Douglass

“African-Americans have not yet learn that no other people have continued worshipping another’s God, especially their slave master’s god or gods and freed themselves from cultural and physical genocide. Why should Africans and African-Americans be the only exception to this historic reality?”
Dr. Ben

“Freedom is to come to the Negro, not as a bequest, but as a conquest.”
Carter G. Woodson

“Judaism, Christianity & Islam are innovations on fragments from the periphery of the African cultural and spiritual system.”

Professor James Small

“Whoever controls the images, controls your self-esteem, self-respect and self-development. Whoever controls the history, controls the vision.”
Dr. Leonard Jeffries

“The thing to do is to get organized; keep separated and you will be exploited, you will be robbed, you will be killed. Get organized and you will compel the world to respect you.”
Marcus Garvey

“Remain separated and you will suffer; Together we are invincible !”
Haywood Barber, Sr.

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Those who seek temporary security rather than basic liberty deserve neither…
Queen Mother Moore


“Sure there are a few good whites just as much as there are a few bad Blacks. However what we are concerned here with is group attitudes and group politics. The exception does not make a lie or the rule – it merely substantiates it.”
Steve Biko

“I started with this idea in my head, “there’s two things I’ve got a right to….death or liberty?.”
Mama Harriet Tubman

“You’re not an African because you’re born in Africa. You’re an African because Africa is born in you. It’s in your genes…. your DNA….your entire biological make up. Whether you like it or not, that’s the way it is. However, if you were to embrace this truth with open arms….my, my, my….what a wonderful thing.”
Marimba Ani

“To illuminate our real African History, to clarify our African Present, to brilliantly project our African Future.”
Mama Kefa Nephthys

“Truth crush to earth will rise again stronger than ever.”
Dr. Leonard Jeffries

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“I’m not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my plate, and call myself a diner. Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner.”
Malcolm X
“Ignore the ignorance of the ignorant”
Unknown”What Black Consciousness seeks to do is to produce at the output end of the process real Black people who do not regard themselves as appendages to white society.”
Steve Biko”I grew up like a neglected weed, ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Now that I’ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is.”
Mama Harriet Tubman

“Two wrongs don’t make a right….but it makes things even.”
Lana “Isis” Drakes

“The only protection against injustice in man is power…..physical, financial and scientific.”
Marcus Garvey

“Win or lose, we win by raising the issues.”
Charlotta Bass

“The most disastrous aspect of colonization which you are the most relunctant to release from your mind is their colonization of the image of God.”
Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing

“Peace if possible, War if necessary.”
Dr. Khallid A. Muhammad

“My bones are tired. Not tired of struggling, but tired of oppression.”
Queen Mother Moore

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Malcolm X

“Powerful people never educate powerless people in what they need that they can use to take the power away from powerful people; it’s too much to expect. If I was in power, I would not educate people in how to take my powers away.”
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

“I never ran my train off the track. And I never lost a passenger”
Mama Harriet Tubman

“Lifting as we climb”
National Association of Colored Women

“We have to win”
Jama

“…education has but one honorable purpose, one alone, everything else is a waste of time……that is to train the student to be a proper handler of power.”
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

“Black Consciousness is in essence the realization by the black man of the need to rally together with his brothers around the cause of their operation – the blackness of their skin – and to operate as a group in order to rid themselves of the shackles that bind them to perpetual servitude.”
Steve Biko

“One is fully conscious when he or she is the results of having been informed and instructed by the experience of his or her ancestors and use that knowledge to master, understand and become able to create institutions that allow him or her to live in harmony with the rest of nature and the universe.”
Professor James Small

“Just because a cat has kittens in the oven, that doesn’t make them biscuits.”
Malcolm X

“God created black people and black people created style.”
George C. Wolfe

“For the ‘human race’ to get along sounds like a wonderful thing……yet and still, Africans as a people globally must first get along. Then and only then can we realistically get along truthfully with any other race. Anything other than that……you’re just fooling yourself.”
Unknown

“The Lord who told me to take care of my people meant me to do it just as long as I live, and so I did what he told me.”
Mama Harriet Tubman

“Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance”
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

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“When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary”
Carter G. Woodson
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
Bill Cosby”African people need to stop shouting ‘nationtime’ until they are clear about the responsibilities of running a nation.”
Dr. John Henrik Clarke”No people to whom liberty is given can hold it as firmly and wear it as grandly as those who wrench their liberty from the iron hand of the tyrant.”
Frederick Douglass

“Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.”
Malcolm X

“Look at you….chasing your tail….running after the dollar bill as if it’s going to solve your problems personally or collectively as a people. ‘Black America’ is in the top 10 list of richest nations in the world. Still….look at us. Disrespected, mistreated and down trodden to say the least. Why? Because we don’t study our past and present to create a better future with our resources. We have to study our history….It’s mandatory.”
Lloyd “Amen-Ra” Spivey


“History is a clock people use to tell their historical culture and political time of the day. It’s a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. The history tells them where they have been, where they are and what they are. But most importantly history tells a people where they still must go and what they still must be”
Dr. John Henrik Clarke
The economic philosophy of black nationalism only means that our people need to be re-educated into the importance of controlling the economy of the community in which we live, which means that we won’t have to constantly be involved in picketing and boycotting other people in other communities in order to get jobs
Malcolm X”Black Consciousness therefore takes cognizance of the deliberateness of God’s plan in creating Black people black.”
Steve Biko”When you deal with the past, you’re dealing with history, you’re dealing actually with the origin of a thing. When you know the origin, you know the cause It’s impossible for you and me to have a balanced mind in this society without going into the past, because in this particular society, as we function and fit into it right now, we’re such an underdog, we’re trampled upon, we’re looked upon as almost nothing. Now if we don’t go into the past and find out how we got this way, we will think that we were always this way. And if you think that you were always in the condition that you’re in right now, it’s impossible for you to have too much confidence in yourself, you become worthless, almost nothing. But when you go back into the past and find out where you once were, then you will know that you once had attained a higher level, had made great achievements, contributions to society, civilization, science, and so forth. And you know that if you once did it you can do it again; you automatically get the incentive, the inspiration and the energy necessary to duplicate what our forefathers did.”
Malcolm X


“Our purpose in life is to leave a legacy for our children and our children’s children. For this reason, we must correct history that at present denies our humanity and self-respect.”
Queen Mother Moore

“Now consciousness, what is consciousness? Consciousness is being aware of one’s surroundings, recognizing the existence, truth or fact of something; being aware of the very moment, the very instant that you are in; being aware of how you affect the human social, political, and natural ecology you are a part of and how it affects you. Consciousness is being informed and instructed through your groups peculiar culture on the effects of the varied ecologies on your immediate and distant ancestors, and to be aware of their interpretation of that experience.”
Professor James Small
“Billions of dollars a year is pumped into the propaganda machine to keep black people ignorant of the truth about their history and condition.”
Unknown”The longer I live and the more I study the question, the more I am convinced that it is not so much the problem of what you will do with Negro, as what the Negro will do with you and your ‘civilization’.”
Booker T. Washington”If you have achieved any level of success, then pour it into someone else. Success is not success without a successor.”
T. D. Jakes

“I was afraid because I was ignorant.”
Tawana Brawley

“All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishments of an African empire, so strong and powerful as to compel the respect of mankind, but we in our lifetime can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within another generation.”
Marcus Garvey

“Love of self comes first. The one who loves everybody is the one who does not love anyone.”
Honorable Elijah Muhammad

“POWER RESPECTS POWER.”
Raaq (Roc)

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2 thoughts on ““Notable Quotes” by Men of Respect

    1. Onitaset Post author

      I have yet to read the Isis Papers. But why do you suppose that, that is so?

      Another Carter G. Woodson quotation, probably more fitting to follow Malcolm X’s quote:

      History shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the beginning. Even if the expected social upheaval comes, the Negro will be better prepared to take care of himself in the subsequent reconstruction if he develops the power to ascend to a position higher up after the radically democratic people will have recovered from their revelry in an impossible Utopia.

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