"Let us march on poverty until no starved man walks the streets of our cities and towns in search of jobs that do not exist. Millions of people have been cheated for centuries, restitution is a costly process."
"Inferior education, poor housing, unemployment, inadequate health care - each is a bitter component of the oppression that has been our heritage."
"We must somehow believe that unearned suffering is redemptive."
"You don't need to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
"In our society it is murder, psychologically, to deprive a man of a job and an income. You are in substance saying to that man that he has no right to exist."
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
"One of the most basic weapons in the fight for social justice will be the cumulative political power of the Negro. I can foresee the Negro vote becoming consistently the decisive vote in national elections."