"...if ever the problems which beset us are to be solved and a way of deliverance discovered, it must be by the application of those principles upon which we are founded."
"To say that your Founders met with discouragement is only putting the matter lightly...."
"We chose Alpha Phi Alpha for men, regardless of family, for what they themselves are doing, what they can do for the future of the fraternity."
"Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest of Negro Fraternities, with all of its members presumably far above the average American and having a good practical understanding of the salient factors involved in the Negro's problem, and which a membership upwards of eight thousand men, should be able to take into their hands the leadership in the Negro's struggle for status."
"We must never lose sight of the fact that we must take part in the development, not only of ourselves but of all humanity..."
"The chief significance of Alpha Phi Alpha lies in its purpose to stimulate, develop, and cement an intelligent, trained leadership in the unending fight for freedom, equality and fraternity. Our task is endless."
"...We must fight till hell freezes over and then fight on the ice"