“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”

“My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”

“Any time you beg another man to set you free, you will never be free. Freedom is something that you have to do for yourselves.”

“I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”

“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.”

It is a time for martyrs now, and if I am to be one, it will be for the cause of brotherhood. That’s the only thing that can save this country.”

“When ghetto living seems normal, you have no shame, no privacy.”

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it”

“You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.”

“It is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.”

“The hardest test I ever faced in my life was praying.”

I was going through the hardest thing, also the greatest thing, for any human being to do; to accept that which is already within you, and around you.”

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

“Power never takes a back step – only in the face of more power. ”

“A new world order is in the making, and it is up to us to prepare ourselves that we may take our rightful place in it.”

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