Quotations by Malcolm X

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Born: Tuesday, May 19, 1925
Died: Sunday, February 21, 1965 (39 years old)
Profession: Activist
Nationality: American


A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Man, Nothing, Will)

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Law, Respect)

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Education, Future, Today, Tomorrow)

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: American, Man, Solution, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Time, People, Battle, Fight, Freedom, Hell)

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
- Malcolm X

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Intelligence, Defense, Self, Violence)

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Truth, Justice)

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Will)

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Success)

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Vocabulary, Word)

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Success, Time, Failure, Deeds, Respect, Value)

My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Life, Books, Curiosity, Reading, Rest)

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Equality, Freedom, Justice, Man)

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Nonviolence)

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Power, Defense, Freedom, Oppression, Tyranny)

Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Power)

Stumbling is not falling.
- Malcolm X

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Future, Today)

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Government, God, Revolution, Liberals)

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
(Keywords: Time, Performance, Adversity, Defeat, Heartbreak, Loss)

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Truth)

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Education, World)

You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Education, Will)

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Peace, Freedom)

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
(Keywords: Being, Fight, Freedom, Man)

You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
- Malcolm X

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
(Keywords: Patriotism, Blind, Reality, Wrong)







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