The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution.
Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.
Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.
People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.
A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones
A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability. [Report to the United States Senate on his trip to Latin America and the Alliance for Progress, May 9-10 1966]
The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?
I want to be justice, love and the wrath of God all in one.
The first duty of a man is to think for himself
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.