"Life is short, and we get old quickly. It makes no sense to waste time hating people."
"My conscience does not allow me to go shoot my brother or some other person with darker skin, or poor and hungry people in the mud for the great and powerful America. And shoot him for what? They have not called me 'negro', they do not have me lynched, they not have attacked me with the dogs, they not have deprived me of my nationality, raped and killed my mother and my father. Shoot at them for what? How I can shoot those poor people? Then take me to jail. Are you my enemy, my enemy is white people, not the Vietcong the Chinese or the Japanese."