We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.
There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
Only in America can someone start with nothing and achieve the American Dream. That's the greatness of this country.
For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.
In America, the young are always ready to give to those older than themselves the full benefit of their inexperience
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.
Itâ€™s not what you look at that matters, itâ€™s what you see.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Ask not what your country can do for you â€” ask what you can do for your country.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.
We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.
I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud to be an African American in America. I've had some interesting experiences: some great, some not so great, but I love it here.
The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it.
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