45+ Best Huey P. Newton Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Huey Percy Newton was a revolutionary American political activist and cofounder of the Black Panther Party. Profoundly inspirational Huey P. Newton quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Huey P. Newton Quotes

You can tell the tree by the fruit it bears. You see it through what the organization is delivering as far as a concrete program. If the tree’s fruit sours or grows brackish, then the time has come to chop it down bury it and walk over it and plant new seeds. Huey P. Newton

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution. Huey P. Newton

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.Huey P. Newton

We’ve never advocated violence violence is inflicted upon us. But we do believe in self defense for ourselves and for black people. Huey P. Newton

I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people. Huey P. Newton

I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people. Huey P. Newton

If you stop struggling, then you stop life. Huey P. Newton

When you deal with a man, deal with his most valuable possession, his life. There’s play and there’s the deep flow. I like to take things to the deep flow of play because everything is a game, serious and nonserious at the same time. So play life like it’s a game. Huey P. Newton

There will be no prison which can hold our movement down. Huey P. Newton

Power is the ability to define phenomena, and make it act in a desired manner. Huey P. Newton

There’s no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively. I am one with the people. Huey P. Newton

You can only die once, so do not die a thousand times worrying about it. Huey P. Newton

You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can’t jail the Revolution. Huey P. Newton

You can kill my body, and you can take my life but you can never kill my soul. My soul will live forever!  Huey P. Newton

Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny. Huey P. Newton

Revolutionary suicide does not mean that I and my comrades have a death wish; it means just the opposite. Huey P. Newton

Sometimes if you want to get rid of the gun, you have to pick the gun up. Huey P. Newton

The nature of a panther is that he never attacks. But if anyone attacks or backs into a corner, the panther comes up to wipe that aggressor or that attacker out. Huey P. Newton

The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man. Huey P. Newton

Marriage, family, and debt; in a sense, another kind of slavery. Huey P. Newton

The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people. Huey P. Newton

I have the people behind me and the people are my strength. Huey P. Newton

I read Plato’s ‘Republic.’ I read it through about five times until I could actually understand it. Huey P. Newton

Malcolm X was the first political person in this country that I really identified with. If he had lived and not been purged, I probably would have joined the Muslims. Huey P. Newton

My mother and my father have been married 50 years, and he’s just started to understand that something’s wrong with the system. He accepted the whole thing, you see. Yet this industrious kind of engagement didn’t bring him the success, according to American terms, that he wanted. I was probably affected by this very much. In fact, I know I was. Huey P. Newton

Existence is violent, I exist, therefore I’m violent in that way. Huey P. Newton

You can tell the tree by the fruit it bears. You see it through what the organization is delivering as far as a concrete program. If the tree’s fruit sours or grows brackish, then the time has come to chop it down  bury it and walk over it and plant new seeds. Huey Newton

Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny. Huey P. Newton

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning. Huey P. Newton

We’ve never advocated violence violence is inflicted upon us. But we do believe in self defense for ourselves and for black people. Huey P. Newton

If you stop struggling, then you stop life. Huey P. Newton

Black men and women who refuse to live under oppression are dangerous to white society because they become symbols of hope to their brothers and sisters, inspiring them to follow their example. Huey P. Newton

I didn’t get trained by the school system like other kids, and when I did concentrate on learning, my mind was cluttered and locked by the programming of the system. Huey P. Newton

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. Huey P. Newton

The first book I ever really read was Plato’s Republic, and then I had to go over that five times or something. Huey P. Newton

Malcolm X was the first political person in this country that I really identified with. If he had lived and not been purged, I probably would have joined the Muslims. Huey P. Newton

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment. Huey P. Newton

We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism. Huey P. Newton

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images. Huey P. Newton

I have the people behind me and the people are my strength. Huey Newton

I expected to die. At no time before the trial did I expect to escape with my life. Yet being executed in the gas chamber did not necessarily mean defeat. It could be one more step to bring the community to a higher level of consciousness. Huey Newton

No one can say, I have dropped out  I am no longer in the system. When you’re in prison, you’re even closer to the system you feel it more, and you might be in there for whatever reason. You don’t transform the system as an absolute thing. Huey Newton