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A list of quotes from Malcolm X. Here are the best Malcolm X quotes on various subjects. The Malcolm X quotations list is sorted by popularity, so only the best quotes are at the top of the list. Enjoy these sayings coined by Malcolm X. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends. Malcom X is a very important figure in American History and if you are interested in quotes from some other historical figures see our Nelson Mandela quotes, Frederick Douglass quotes, and Martin Luther King Jr quotes.
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A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Malcolm X

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

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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

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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

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Nonviolence is fine as long as it works. Malcolm X

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madison12 added Change Is Only a Good Thing If You Change in a Good Way.

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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

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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

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Speaking like this doesn't mean that we're anti-white, but it does mean we're anti-exploitation, we're anti-degradation, we're anti-oppression. Malcolm X

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Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world. Malcolm X

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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

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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. Malcolm X

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Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it. Malcolm X

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

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

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I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion. Malcolm X

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It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep. Malcolm X

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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

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

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

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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

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In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure. Malcolm X

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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

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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