Quotes About Militancy

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Quotes About Militancy

Youre not a Black man. Youre a human being in Gods eyes. So when you sit down to talk to someone and you talk to them in really intelligent terms, you ask difficult questions, theres a militancy thats assigned to you without you asking for it, because you are simply judged by what you look like. If youre a white person asking the same questions, youd be one of these CNN guys and say how brilliant he is. That doesnt work for you, because this is the world we live in.
— James McBride —

Quiet pragmatism, of course, lacks the romance of vocal militancy. But I felt myself more a mediator than a crusader. My strengths were reasoning, crafting compromises, finding the good and the good faith on both sides of an argument, and using that to build a bridge. Always, my first question was, what's the goal? And then, who must be persuaded if it is to be accomplished? A respectful dialogue with one's opponent almost invariably goes further than a harangue outside his or her window. If you want to change someone's mind, you must understand what need shapes his or her opinion. To prevail, you must first listen.

— Sonia Sotomayor

The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness.

— Emmeline Pankhurst

You can have relatively high levels of class consciousness with a lower level of class militancy than one would have expected.

— Ernest Mandel

The only way to kill militancy, to reduce it, is to provide opportunities to people who have no opportunities. I've always told my American friends that.

— Mian Muhammad Mansha

Accepting that Arabs have the right to elect their own leaders means accepting the rise of governments that do not share America's pro-Israel militancy.

— Stephen Kinzer

I realized now that militancy in the best sense of the word was the only answer where the black man was concerned, that any black man who wasn't a militant in 1970 was either blind or a coward.

— Jesse Owens

The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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