Stephen Biko


Stephen Biko Quotes

  • ''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 Biko (1946-1977), South African political leader. quoted in Boston Globe (Oct. 26, 1977).
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  • ''The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.''
    Stephen Biko (1946-1977), South African political leader. Address, 1971, to the Cape Town Conference on Inter-Racial Studies. Quoted in Dictionary of Political Quotations, ed. Robert Stewart (1984).
  • ''The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion.''
    Stephen Biko (1946-1977), South African political leader. Interview, July 1976. Quoted in Donald Woods, Biko, ch. 2 (1978).

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