Quotes by Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

American activist

Alive from: 1925-1965

Category: Politics

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    Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
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    We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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    A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
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    A man without any history is like a tree without roots.
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    A new world order is in the making, and it is up to us to prepare ourselves that we may take our rightful place in it.
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    America preaches integration and practices segregation.
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    America's greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt.
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    An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, 'What’s your alma mater?' I told him, 'Books'.
    Source: The Autobiography of Malcolm X (2015)
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    Anytime anyone is enslaved or in any way deprived of his liberty, that person, as a human being, as far as I'm concerned he is justified to resort to whatever methods necessary to bring about his liberty again.
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    Anytime you tell a man to turn the other cheek or to be nonviolent in the face of a violent enemy, you're making that man defenseless. You're robbing him of his God-given right to defend himself.
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    Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future. Culture is an indispensable weapon in the freedom struggle. We must take hold of it and forge the future with the past.
    Source: By any means necessary (1992)
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    Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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    Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.
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    Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.
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    Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
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