"‘Probably 'Psychology’ is not the appropriate word, but I do believe that there is a distinctly African was of looking at things, of problem solving and indeed of thinking - we have our own logic-system which makes sense to us, however confusing it might be to the Westerner. If we were, from my own observation, to try to summarize the difference between African and Western psychology … I would say that the Westerner has a problem solving mind whilst the African has a situation experiencing mind."
Kenneth Kaunda, in A Humanist in Africa: Letters to Colin M Morris, from Kenneth D Kaunda, 1966.
"The first revolutionary act is to call things by their true names."
"Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being."
Steve Biko, The Definition of Black Consciousness as given in I Write , What I Like, 1978.
"Victory is achieved by he who forgives."
" Even if the youth has as many clothes as his father, he has not worn so many out."
"Where you settle in old age depends upon where you stood in your youth."