30 Total Quotes

Eldridge Cleaver Quotes

Eldridge Cleaver
In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
All the gods are dead except the god of war
Eldridge Cleaver
#God

Eldridge Cleaver
Too much agreement kills a chat.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist #Agreement

Eldridge Cleaver
History could pass for a scarlet text, its jot and title graven red in human blood.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist #Blood

Eldridge Cleaver
What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem
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#Problems

Eldridge Cleaver
There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist #Calamity

Eldridge Cleaver
I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
if god himself wills such misery on people whom i love, then i say i will deal with him
Eldridge Cleaver
#God

Eldridge Cleaver
You don't have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.
Eldridge Cleaver
#People #American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist #Heart

Eldridge Cleaver
The ''paper tiger'' hero, James Bond, offering the whites a triumphant image of themselves, is saying what many whites want desperately to hear reaffirmed: I am still the White Man, lord of the land, licensed to kill, and the world is still an empire at my feet.
Eldridge Cleaver
#Heroes And Heroism

Eldridge Cleaver
Respect commands itself and can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist #America

Eldridge Cleaver
Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
Eldridge Cleaver
#Intervention

Eldridge Cleaver
I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist #Communism

Eldridge Cleaver
He used to be a Panther. It was hard to believe.
Eldridge Cleaver
#Believe

Eldridge Cleaver
You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist

Eldridge Cleaver
The white youth of today have begun to react to the fact that the ''American Way of Life'' is a fossil of history. What do they care if their old baldheaded and crew-cut elders don't dig their caveman mops? They couldn't care less about the old, stiff-assed honkies who don't like their new dances: Frog, Monkey, Jerk, Swim, Watusi. All they know is that it feels good to swing to way-out body-rhythms instead of dragging across the dance floor like zombies to the dead beat of mind-smothered Mickey Mouse music.
Eldridge Cleaver
#Twentieth Century

Eldridge Cleaver
All the gods are dead except the god of war.
Eldridge Cleaver
#American Activist