Stephen Bantu Biko Quotes

We must realise that prophetic cry of black students: "Black man you are on your own!"

Stephen Bantu Biko

Even today, we are still accused of racism. This is a mistake. We know that all interracial groups in South Africa are relationships in which whites are superior, blacks inferior. So as a prelude whites must be made to realize that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realize that they are also human, not inferior.

Stephen Bantu Biko

In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gifta more human face.

Stephen Bantu Biko

The system concedes nothing without demand, for it formulates its very method of operation on the basis that the ignorant will learn to know, the child will grow into an adult and therefore demands will begin to be made. It gears itself to resist demands in whatever way it sees fit.

Stephen Bantu Biko

Apartheid both petty and grand is obviously evil. Nothing can justify the arrogant assumption that a clique of foreigners has the right to decide on the lives of a majority.

Stephen Bantu Biko

It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.

Stephen Bantu Biko

You are either alive and proud or you are dead, and when you are dead, you can't care anyway.

Stephen Bantu Biko

The basic tenet of black consciousness is that the black man must reject all value systems that seek to make him a foreigner in the country of his birth and reduce his basic human dignity.

Stephen Bantu Biko

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