Anybody depending on somebody else's gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens.
It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.
Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
No man may make another free.
Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
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.
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.
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.