Quotes by Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

American activist

Alive from: 1925-1965

Category: Politics

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    The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba - yes Cuba too.
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    The white man is not inherently evil, but America's racist society influences him to act evilly. The society has produced and nourishes a psychology which brings out the lowest, most base part of human beings.
    Source: Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993)
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    They cripple the bird's wing, and then condemn it for not flying as fast as they.
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    To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
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    Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
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    Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
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    We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
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    We do not condemn the preachers as an individual but we condemn what they teach. We urge that the preachers teach the truth, to teach our people the one important guiding rule of conduct - unity of purpose.
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    We're not Americans, we're Africans who happen to be in America. We were kidnapped and brought here against our will from Africa. We didn't land on Plymouth Rock - that rock landed on us.
    Source: By any means necessary: the trials and tribulations of the making of Malcolm X (1992)
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    When someone sticks a knife six inches into your back, and then pulls it out two inches and claims he's doing you a favor, don't believe him.
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    When you hear me say "by any means necessary," I mean exactly that. I believe in anything that is necessary to correct unjust conditions-political, economic, social, physical, anything that is necessary.
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    Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
    Source: By any means necessary (1992)
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    Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
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    Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it.
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    Yes, I'm an extremist. The Black race here in North America is in extremely bad condition. You show me a Black man who isn't an extremist and I'll show you one who needs psychiatric attention.
    Source: The Autobiography of Malcolm X (2015)
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