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Malcolm X Quotes About Education, Media, Violence, Life, Love, Justice, Unity, Africa & Freedom! People knew Malcolm X because of his work for human rights and as a minister for African-American Muslims. In the 1960s, he was a representative of the Nation of Islam. He was a strong advocate for racial justice and the spread of Islam in the African-American community. He was born on May 19, 1925.

Malcolm X Quotes

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After his father’s death and his mother’s sickness, a succession of foster homes or family members forced Malcolm to spend his early years in care. Then, in 1946, he was sentenced to ten years in prison for theft and breaking after a string of other petty crimes. After his release from prison in 1952, he quickly became one of the most influential figures in the company’s leadership.

For more than a decade, he served as the company’s public face, promoting black empowerment and racial segregation while condemning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the conventional civil rights movement for their focus on nonviolent and racial integration. After Hajj in Mecca, he converted to Sunni Islam and joined the civil rights struggle, dubbed “el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz.”

After a brief visit to Africa, the Islamic Muslim Mosque, Inc. (MMI) and the Pan-African organization of Afro-American harmony publicly renounced. In 1964, his battle with the Islamic kingdom increased, and he received death threats regularly. Finally, he was murdered in New York City on February 21, 1965. People in both African-American and Muslim American groups love Malcolm X because he worked for racial equality.

Best Malcolm X Quotes

1. “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X 

2. “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm X 

3. “Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world. – Malcolm X 

4. “We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.”  – Malcolm X 

5. “Dr. King wants the same thing I want. Freedom.” – Malcolm X 

6. “Stumbling is not falling.” – Malcolm X 

7. If you turn the other cheek, you can be enslaved for 1,000 years. – Malcolm X 

8. “They put your mind right in a bag, and take it wherever they want.”  – Malcolm X 

9. “You and I have never seen democracy; all we’ve seen is hypocrisy.” – Malcolm X

10. “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.” – Malcolm X 

11. “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 

12. “I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.”  – Malcolm X 

13. “I feel like a man who has been asleep somewhat and under someone else’s control. I feel that what I’m thinking and saying is now for myself.”  – Malcolm X 

14. “The thing that you have to understand about those of us in the Black Muslim movement was that all of us believed 100 percent in the divinity of Elijah Muhammad. We believed in him. We actually believed that God, in Detroit by the way, that God had taught him and all of that. I always believed that he believed in himself. And I was shocked when I found out that he himself didn’t believe it.”  – Malcolm X 

15. “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.” – Malcolm X 

16. “My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X 

17. “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 

18. “When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won’t do to get it, or what he doesn’t believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn’t believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire . . . or preserve his freedom.” – Malcolm X 

19. “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 next time.”  – Malcolm X 

20. “I want Dr. King to know that I didn’t come to Selma to make his job difficult. I really did come thinking I could make it easier. If people realize what the alternative is, perhaps they will be more willing to hear Dr. King. – Malcolm X 

21. “I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”  – Malcolm X 

22. It is impossible for capitalism to survive, primarily because the system of capitalism needs some blood to suck. Capitalism used to be like an eagle, but now it’s more like a vulture. It used to be strong enough to go and suck anybody’s blood whether they were strong or not. But now it has become more cowardly, like the vulture, and it can only suck the blood of the helpless. As the nations of the world free themselves, the capitalism has less victims, less to suck, and it becomes weaker and weaker. It’s only a matter of time in my opinion before it will collapse completely. – Malcolm X 

23. 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 

24. Power never takes a step back except in the face of more power. – Malcolm X 

25. My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. – Malcolm X 

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