58 Total Quotes

Malcolm X Quotes

Malcolm X
The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Malcolm X
#American Clergyman #Earth

Malcolm X
If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.
Malcolm X
#Violence

Malcolm X
Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American.
Malcolm X
#America

Malcolm X
I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.
Malcolm X
#Brotherhood

Malcolm X
I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.
Malcolm X
#American Clergyman #Brotherhood

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

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

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

Malcolm X
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.
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#Adversity

Malcolm X
Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
Malcolm X
#Education

Malcolm X
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence
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#Defense

Malcolm X
My alma mater was books, a good library - I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity
Malcolm X
#Books And Reading

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

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

Malcolm X
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Malcolm X
#Determination

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

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
#Patriotic

Malcolm X
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.
Malcolm X
#Right And Rightness #Earth

Malcolm X
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X
#Future

Malcolm X
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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#Adversity #Anger #Sad

Malcolm X
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Malcolm X
#Criticism

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

Malcolm X
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X
#Purpose #Man