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“You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”
Malcolm X, By Any Means Necessary
“My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
Malcolm X
“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
Malcolm X
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Malcolm X
“Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”
Malcolm X
“People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.”
Malcolm X
“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.”
Malcolm X
“If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.”
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
“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
“You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker”
Malcolm X
“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”
Malcolm X
“So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography Of 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
“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
Malcolm X
“If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. ”
Malcolm X
“Truth is on the side of the oppressed.”
Malcolm X
“If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.”
Malcolm X
“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”
Malcolm X
“Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of 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
“How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?”
Malcolm X
“The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
“To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace”
Malcolm X
“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.”
Malcolm X
“Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from
Birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.”
Malcolm X, The Autobiography Of Malcolm X
“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
Malcolm X
“لقد غيرت القراءة مجرى حياتي تغييراً جذرياً ولم أكن أهدف من ورائها الى كسب أية شهادات لتحسين مركزي وانما كنت اريد ان احيا فكريا.”
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
“I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don't see any American dream--I see an American nightmare.”
Malcolm X

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