During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it.
― V.I. Lenin, The State and Revolution (via fourwindsshotgun)
Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90…time is a concept that humans created
― Yoko Ono (via jezpsycho)
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
― Henry Miller (via larmoyante)
People learn by example. When Huey P. Newton said that people learn basically by observation and participation, I think that everybody caught on to that. So what we’re saying is that if they learn by observation an participation, then we need to do more acting than we need to do writing, and I think the Black Panther Party is doing that. We didn’t talk about a breakfast for children program, we got one.
― Fred Hampton
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.