Malcolm X Quotes

- Notable Malcolm X Quotes Index -

Born: 1925-05-19, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, U.S., 1965-02-21
Occupation: Minister, activist

1.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
- Malcolm X

2.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

3.
I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
- Malcolm X

4.
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense I call it intelligence.
- Malcolm X

5.
I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
- Malcolm X

6.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
- Malcolm X

7.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
- Malcolm X

8.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
- Malcolm X

9.
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
- Malcolm X

10.
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
- Malcolm X

11.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
- Malcolm X

12.
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
- Malcolm X

13.
Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
- Malcolm X

14.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

15.
The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
- Malcolm X

16.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X

17.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
- Malcolm X

18.
Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
- Malcolm X

19.
You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
- Malcolm X

20.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X

21.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
- Malcolm X

22.
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
- Malcolm X

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