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We are not a consumer of time.  Time is one thing you cannot buy.  Value the time of others.  Most important, value the time you lived and the lessons learned from those who lived before you.  Value your time here and now.  No other can or will do it better than you.  Your best tomorrow rest upon the value you place on your time today. 
Baba Kwasi

Stress is like a nail in the seat we sit on. The longer we sit, the longer we feel the pain. Don't be afraid to move off the nail and don't think you're suppose to sit on it. If so, it would not hurt.
Baba Kwasi

Disparity of the heart comes when we seek what was never lost.
Baba Kwasi

It is difficult indeed when a Duck, although a bird, lives amongst Chickens and tries to Cluck.  The Duck forgets to fly high.  The Duck forgets to harmonize itself with nature and fly south when the seasons change.  The Duck forgets the cleansing and nourishment it receives from the watery ponds, lakes and streams.   Eventually the Duck Quacks up, yet the desire to Quack, not Cluck, is the nature of the Duck.  It is the nature of the Duck to fly high and see the big picture, not fly low and running on only earthly views of obstacles and fences of limitations...Know Thyself.
Baba Kwasi

What is not held as sacred becomes desecrated by those who seek (knowing or unknowingly) to destroy the light.
Baba Kwasi

Clinging to the roots of African culture based solely on the land called Africa is not enough to sustain survival. We must be conscious of Africans all over the world and unite spiritually, economically and politically; recognizing that the common thread of our survival is our history, culture and the spiritual nature expressed in our culture.
Baba Kwasi

Future is the end result of past made manifest in the present.
Baba Kwasi

The Elder must teach to the young and hear their voice. The wisdom of the elder means nothing if you cannot relate to the young. If you loose your young, you loose the future.
Baba Kwasi

The growth and development of a fruit tree is not determined by the number of rain drops or amount of light it receives, but through the fruits it bares.
Baba Kwasi

Trying to Make it Real Compared to What?
Eddie Harris

Let Go and Let God.
Charles Harris Sr.

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
From the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali

The future is not a gift: it is an achievement.  Every generation helps make its own future.  This is the essential challenge of the present.
Robert F. Kennedy

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Proverbs are the palm oil of which words are eaten.
Chinua Achebe

If a child ask what happened to his father before they are old enough to avenge, the same thing will happen to them.
Chinua Achebe

African-Americans have not yet learned that no other people have continued worshipping another's God, especially their slave master's god or gods and freed themselves from cultural and physical genocide. Why should Africans and African-Americans be the only exception to this historic reality.
Dr. Yosef A.A. Ben-Jockannan

History is a people's memory, and without a memory man is demoted to the lower animals.
Malcolm X

Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should never fall out with each other just because we believe in different methods or tactics or strategy. We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as free humans in this society.
Malcolm X

My belief in brotherhood would never restrain me in any way from protecting myself in a society from a people whose disrespect for brotherhood makes them feel inclined to put my neck on a tree at the end of a rope.
Malcolm X

If something is yours by right, then fight for it or shut up. If you can't fight for it, then forget it.
Malcolm X
London School of Economics, February, 1965

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like trees without roots.
Marcus Garvey

Judaism, Christianity & Islam are innovations on fragments from the periphery of the African cultural and spiritual system.
Professor James Small

Whoever controls the images, controls your self-esteem, self-respect and self-development. Whoever controls the history, controls the vision.
Dr. Leonard Jeffries

A people aiming at controlling its space and its time must necessarily unite. It must unite not around a man but a program worked out on the basis of ideals, capable of mobilizing all men for the satisfaction of their legitimate aspirations." 
Ahmed Sekou Toure

The events which transpired five thousand years ago; Five years ago or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now; five years From now or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

If God lives in you, then you have the obligation to walk the earth as a God.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Everything that touches your life must be an instrument of your liberation, or you must throw it into the trash can of history.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

The situation in South Africa is a fraud, a fake, if they had the elections tomorrow and if Nelson Mandella became president, there would be no change because whites would still control 87% of the land, the airports, the mineral wealth of the country. You can only have an alliance between equals. ...Why do we keep lying to ourselves and think that we can gain freedom without hurting anybody; everybody else in the world had to do it.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke

To help the Young understand the importance of their history and how that applies to their liberation, find out what you do best and find out to what extent this thing benefits your people...and do it. Direct what you do best towards the liberation of your people.
DR. John Henrik Clarke
DFW-MAAT - 1995

The time has now come when we must seek our place in the sun...No more fear. no more cringing, no more sycophantic begging and pleading: the Negro must strike straight from the shoulder for manhood rights and for full shoulder for manhood rights and for full liberty. Destiny leads us to liberty, to freedom: that freedom that Victoria of England never gave: that freedom, that liberty, that Lincoln never meant: that freedom, that liberty, that will see us as men among men, that will make us a great and powerful people.
Marcus Garvey
Philosophy & Opinions

How can there be a nation (black nation) without political power? It is a contradiction in terms. The 'Black Nation' can only come into existence when Africa is totally free and an all-African Union Government has been formed. i.e. when the Black man is master in his own house - when he has political power, statehood. It is totally unrealistic to think that a 'Black Nation' can be created on American soil, since no Black Power movement can possibly succeed in seizing political control of the present white power structure in the USA.
Kwame Nkrumah
December 9, 1968

There is no progress without struggle.
Fredrick Douglas

There must be a consciousness of the "right" from the light or it dims into hypocrisy and evil.
Na'im Akbar
Light from Ancient Africa

Don't Follow the crowd, they could be going the wrong way.
Author Unknown

One thing dat wus de matter wus de black man wudn't work as hard fer himself as he did fer his marster. If de black man wud work as hard fer himself now, as day wus made to work when slaves, dat black man wud have as much as de white man. All de black men seem to be lazy, an' I is one uf dem.
Nelson Dickerson
x-slave

Knowledge is power only when it is directed to a definite end goal.
Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich

Travel Like a King. Listen to the Inner Voice. A Higher Wisdom is at work for you. Conquering the stumbling blocks come easier when the conquer is in tune with the infinite.
Parliament Funkedelic

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