Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Quotes (1 quote)
Baccalaureate address at Howard University, Washington, D.C., 29 May 1966
“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”
The Crisis No. V - The American Crisis (1776 - 1783)
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Address at Stanford University (2005) - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Memories, Dreams, Reflections [Erinnerungen Träume Gedanken] (1963), "America: The Pueblo Indians (Extract from an unpublished MS.)"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAdam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Born: November 29, 1908
Died: April 4, 1972 (aged 63)
Bio: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives. He was the first person from New York of African American descent to be elected to Congress, and he became a powerful national politician.