The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.

I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people.

I suggested [in 1966] that we use the panther as our symbol and call our political vehicle the Black Panther Party. The panther is a fierce animal, but he will not attack until he is backed into a corner; then he will strike out.

We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism.

The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man.

Sometimes if you want to get rid of the gun, you have to pick the gun up.

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.