"Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Louis Farrakhan on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Louis Farrakhan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Louis Farrakhan on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Louis Farrakhan on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Louis Farrakhan on Colin Powell
"The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies."
"I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences."
"Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles."
"They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters."
"Because wherever I am today, I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men - the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course, two very special women, my mother and my wife."