Malcolm X

Minister, Activist

May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965

May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965

Minister, Activist


69 Greatest Quotes By Malcolm X

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. Malcolm X
The mental flexibility of the wise man permits him to keep an open mind and enables him to readjust himself whenever it becomes necessary for a change. 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
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book. Malcolm X
One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding. Malcolm X
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. 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
Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad. Malcolm X
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action. 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. Malcolm X
The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities - he is only reacting to 400 years of the conscious racism of the American whites. Malcolm X
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. Malcolm X
Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world. Malcolm X
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Malcolm X
They cripple the bird's wing, and then condemn it for not flying as fast as they. Malcolm X
Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you'll never know where you'll get an idea from. Malcolm X
The mother is the first teacher of the child. The message she gives that child, that child gives to the world. Malcolm X
Learn to see, listen, and think for yourself. Malcolm X
Only those who have already experienced a revolution within themselves can reach out effectively to help others. Malcolm X
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals. Malcolm X
انني احترم حق كل انسان في ان يؤمن بما يعتقد انه الصواب، وانتظر أن أعامل بالمثل. Malcolm X
For me, my 'X' replaced the white slave master name of 'Little' which some blue-eyed devil named Little had imposed on my parental forebears. Malcolm X
Anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you're both engaged in the same business - you know they're doing something that you aren't. Malcolm X
If you are born in America with a black skin, you're in prison. 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. Malcolm X
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise. Malcolm X
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
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. Malcolm X
Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots also becomes a dead people. Malcolm X
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color. Malcolm X
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure. Malcolm X
In any organization, someone must be the boss. If it’s even just one person, you’ve got to be the boss of yourself. Malcolm X
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. Malcolm X
To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Afrika becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also becomes more positive... Malcolm X
Integration will not bring a man back from the grave. Malcolm X
You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it. Malcolm X
لقد كنت في اسفل سافلين في قاع المجتمع الامريكي وعندما اهتديت الى الله والى الاسلام تغير مجرى حياتي. 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
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X
You and I have never seen democracy; all we've seen is hypocrisy. Malcolm X
That's not a chip on my shoulder, that's your foot on my neck. Malcolm X
The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman. Malcolm X
When 'I' replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness. Malcolm X
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man. Malcolm X
You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself. Malcolm X
Nonviolence is fine as long as it works. Malcolm X
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
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X
لقد اوسع الحج نطاق تفكيري وفتح بصيرتي فرأيت في أسبوعين ما لم أره في تسع وثلاثين سنة. Malcolm X
The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action. Malcolm X
Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children. Malcolm X
إن عبادة الإله الواحد وحدها ستقرب الانسان من السلام الذي يتكلم عليه الجميع ولايفعل أحد شيئاً لتحقيقه. Malcolm X
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace. Malcolm X
Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. Malcolm X