19+ Best Fred Hampton Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fredrick Allen Hampton was an American activist and revolutionary socialist. He came to prominence in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and deputy chairman of the national BPP. Profoundly inspirational Fred Hampton quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Fred Hampton Quotes

I am the people, I’m not the pig. You got to make a distinction. And the people are going to have to attack the pigs. The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs. That’s what the Panthers is doing, that’s what the Panthers are doing all over the world. – Fred Hampton

Let me just say: Peace to you, if you’re willing to fight for it. – Fred Hampton

We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I’m talking about the white masses, I’m talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don’t fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism. – Fred Hampton

We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. – Fred Hampton

You don’t fight fire with fire. You fight fire with water. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We’re not gonna fight capitalism with Black capitalism. We’re gonna fight capitalism with socialism. Socialism is the people. If you’re afraid of socialism, you’re afraid of yourself. – Fred Hampton

You can kill a revolutionary, but you can’t kill revolution…you can jail a liberator but you can’t jail liberation. – Fred Hampton

We understood that politics is nothing but war without bloodshed and war is nothing but politics with bloodshed. – Fred Hampton

I believe I’m going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I’m going to die high off the people. I believe I’m going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle. – Fred Hampton

The people have to have the power: it belongs to the people. – Fred Hampton

If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. – Fred Hampton

We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism. – Fred Hampton

I am the people, I’m not the pig. You got to make a distinction. And the people are going to have to attack the pigs. The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs. That’s what the Panthers is doing, that’s what the Panthers are doing all over the world. – Fred Hampton

You’re gonna have to keep on saying that – I am the proletariat, I am the people. I am not the pig. You’ve got to make a distinction. – Fred Hampton

I’m not going to die slipping on no ice. – Fred Hampton

Yes, we do defend our office as we do defend our homes. This is a constitutional right everybody has, and nothing’s funny about that. The only reason they get mad at the Black Panther Party when you do it is for the simple reason that we’re political. – Fred Hampton

A lot of people don’t understand the Black Panthers Party’s relationship with white mother country radicals. – Fred Hampton

In plain proletarian worker’s language, it takes two to tango. – Fred Hampton

I’m not afraid to say I’m at war with the pigs. – Fred Hampton

Were going to fight racism not with racism but were going to fight with solidarity. We say were not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism but were going to fight it with socialism. – Fred Hampton

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