Saul Alinksy in his own words

The man who created the concept of "community organizer" left a legacy of notable aphorisms.

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Saul Alinsky

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Saul Alinsky

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Saul Alinsky

History is a relay of revolutions.
Saul Alinsky

Last guys don't finish nice.
Saul Alinsky

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
Saul Alinsky

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
Saul Alinsky

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Saul Alinsky

Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.
Saul Alinsky

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
Saul Alinsky
 
Hat tip: Ira Haron
The man who created the concept of "community organizer" left a legacy of notable aphorisms.

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family.

Saul Alinsky

Always remember the first rule of power tactics; power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Saul Alinsky

Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Saul Alinsky

History is a relay of revolutions.
Saul Alinsky

Last guys don't finish nice.
Saul Alinsky

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.
Saul Alinsky

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
Saul Alinsky

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Saul Alinsky

Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.
Saul Alinsky

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
Saul Alinsky
 
Hat tip: Ira Haron