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If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down. ...
by H. Rap Brown

If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down.
- H. Rap Brown

There's no such thing as second class citizenship.
That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
- H. Rap Brown

The poverty program was not designed to eliminate poverty.
- H. Rap Brown

The man does not beat your head because you got a Cadillac
or because you got a Ford;
he beats you because you're black!
- H. Rap Brown

 

We talking about revolution because that's the era that you're caught in.
- H. Rap Brown

You see, the poverty program for the last five years
have been buy-off programs.
- H. Rap Brown

See, it's no in between: you're either free or you're a slave.
- H. Rap Brown

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Everybody in the black community must organize,
and then we decide whether we will have alliance with other people or not,
but not until we are organized.
- H. Rap Brown

You've got to stop dividing yourselves.
You got to organize.
- H. Rap Brown

And understand: class differences will not save you.
- H. Rap Brown

One of the lies that we tell ourselves is that we're making progress;
but Huey's chair's empty.
- H. Rap Brown

They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle
class or you're lower class.
- H. Rap Brown

Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford.
- H. Rap Brown

There is no such thing as a black middle class.
- H. Rap Brown

I say violence is necessary.
It is as American as cherry pie.
- H. Rap Brown

So black people all across this country are uniting.
They must unite, and they must organize themselves.
- H. Rap Brown

The only politics in this country that's relevant to
black people today is the politics of revolution...
none other.
- H. Rap Brown

The only thing that's going to free Huey is gun powder.
- H. Rap Brown

See, justice is a joke in this country,
and it stinks of its hypocricy.
- H. Rap Brown

Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed;
and war is an extension of those politics.
- H. Rap Brown

We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary
struggle because we are the most dispossessed.
- H. Rap Brown

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty.
That's oppression in this country.
- H. Rap Brown

No such thing as a Dixiecrat.
- H. Rap Brown

In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution
will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country:
that's the Mexican American,
the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian,
and black people.
- H. Rap Brown

An old African leader says about leadership,
he says that leadership should never be shared;
it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people.
We will lead the revolution.
- H. Rap Brown

But black people fall for that same argument,
and they go around talking about law breakers.
We did not make the laws in this country.
We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws.
Those laws that keep them up, keep us down.
- H. Rap Brown

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects,
and so will continue while the present
order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
- Thomas Jefferson

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

America did not invent human rights.
In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter

I look forward to an America which
will not be afraid of grace and beauty.
- John F. Kennedy

No one has been barred on account of his race
from fighting or dying for America,
there are no white or colored signs
on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
- John F. Kennedy

America has tossed its cap over the wall of space.
- John F. Kennedy

I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem -
and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections,
they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia.
But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

America is another name for opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

The school is the last expenditure upon which America
should be willing to economize.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

America will never be destroyed from the outside.
If we falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly
what their child is up to all the time.
- Barbara Bush

In America and Europe, the nomadism is of trade and curiosity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

America believes in education: the average professor
earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list
of the richest people in America.
If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben

My dream is of a place and a time where America
will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world
must first come to pass in the heart of America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is nothing wrong with America
that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
- William J. Clinton

Only Americans can hurt America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

I get all fired up about aging in America.
- Willard Scott

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
When the loyal opposition dies,
I think the soul of America dies with it.
- Edward R. Murrow

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

I have found out in later years that we were very poor,
but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding


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