The Fire Next Time

Posted by TubmanCity / on 11/17/2008 / 0 Comments



Leadership under Fire


Leadership on Fire



If we must die - let it not be like hogs hunted and penned in an inglorious spot.

                                                                        Claude McKay, "If We Must Die."


These are the times that try men's souls.

                                    - Thomas Paine, The American Crisis


The ones who are actually hurt cannot do any harm. All others remain untouched, which is a persuasion to keep quiet, yet they also become fearful of making a mistake and suffering like those who have already been despoiled.

  • - Nicccolo Machiavelli, The Prince


For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the world and lose his soul?

  • - Matthew, XVI, 26


So you should take away the energy of their armies and take away the heart of their generals.

  • - Master Sun Tzu, The Art of War


He thinks too much; Such men are dangerous

  • - Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, I, 2


Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.

  • - Marcus Garvey, The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey.


Any Black man today who strives to be a man among men is singled out and accused of everything except what he is trying to do.

  • - Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X


Am I my brother's keeper?

                        - Genesis, IV, 9


Those having torches will pass them on to others.

  • - Plato, The Republic


The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its women.

  • - Mary McLeod Bethune




Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

                        - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.




We will never Change our situation - or conditions - our present and our future unless some of us step up and step out as leaders.


Leaders must sometimes sacrifice self for a greater all and unselfish leadership is always rewarded


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