Malcolm X Quotes

Malcolm X


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

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

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If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.

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The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

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

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

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If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality.

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The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot and George Washington - wasn't nothing non-violent about old Pat or George Washington.

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Good education, housing and jobs are imperatives for the Negroes, and I shall support them in their fight to win these objectives, but I shall tell the Negroes that while these are necessary, they cannot solve the main Negro problem.

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The black man in Africa had mastered the arts and sciences. He knew the course of the stars in the universe before the man up in Europe knew that the earth wasn't flat.

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It's hard for anyone intelligent to be nonviolent. Everything in the universe does something when you start playing with his life, except the American Negro. He lays down and says, 'Beat me, daddy.'

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“If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”

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It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.

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