"If there is not struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to freedom but deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing, rain without lightning and thunder. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its mighty waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." (Frederick Douglass)

Ten Points of Leadership

1. Honesty

2. A clear vision of the present, the future, and a plan of action

3. Service as a role model

4. Accommodation of various viewpoints

5. Ability to self-correct and self-criticize

6. At the best when things seem worst

7. A sense of humor, especially about onese

8. Ability to quickly analyze a situation within a coherent framework

9. Leads in practice as well as theory

10. Commitment to organization over self

"Do not assume the enemy will not come. Rather, rely on one's own readiness to meet him. Do not presume he will not attack. Rather, make one's self invincible." (Sun Tzu)

"Power goes to two poles--to those who've got the money and those who've got the people." (Saul Alinsky)

"You are either a rebel or victim." (Richard Wright)

"Don't mourn--organize." (Joe Hill)

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