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.
Power doesn't back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It's not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power.
This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn't gambling, he's cheating. Later on in life, if I were continuously losing in any gambling situation, I would watch very closely.
Either you are a citizen or you are not a citizen at all. If you are citizen, you are free; if you're not a citizen you are a slave.
A thousand ways every day, the white man is telling you "You can't live here, you can't enter here, you can't eat here, drink here, walk here, work here, you can't ride here, you can't play here, you can't study here." Haven't we seen enough to see that he has no plan to *unite* with you?
It's a reaction that was produced by the society; and I think that it is the society that produced this that should be attacked, not the reaction that develops.