"An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Stokely Carmichael on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Stokely Carmichael on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Stokely Carmichael on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Stokely Carmichael on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Stokely Carmichael on Ernest Hemingway
"We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy."
"We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle."
"The secret of life is to have no fear it's the only way to function."
"Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom."
"There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience."