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By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

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.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

That's where Dr. [Martin Luther] King is mixed up. His goals should be the solution of the problem of the black man in America.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

These were African-Arab-Asian values. The only section of Europe that had a high value system during the Dark Ages was the, were those on the Iberian Peninsula in the Spanish-Portuguese area, southern France.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I don't know - too much about Robert Williams tactics, but if he was trying to defend himself, he was within his God-given rights and within - and he was also within his natural right, because first law of nature is self-preservation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The religion of Islam brings out of the individual all of his dormant potential.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

You're living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution A time where there's got to be a change. People in power have misused it And now there has to be a change and a better world has to be built And the only way is going to be built is with extreme methods And I for one will join with anyone, don't care what color you are As long as you want change this miserable condition that exists on this earth

By Anonym 16 Sep

Malcolm X

He said, one time, that no true leader burdened his followers with a greater load than they could carry, and no true leader sets too fast a pace for his follows to keep up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The white race is doomed not because it's white but because of its misdeeds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The political philosophy of black nationalism means that the black man should control the politics and the politicians in his own community; no more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

A revolution is bloody, but America is in a unique position. She's the only country in history in a position actually to become involved in a bloodless revolution. The Russian revolution was bloody, Chinese revolution was bloody, French revolution was bloody, Cuban revolution was bloody, and there was nothing more bloody then the American Revolution. But today this country can become involved in a revolution that won't take bloodshed. All she's got to do is give the black man in this country everything that's due him, everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Much of what I say might sound like it's stirring up trouble, but it's the truth!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I looked on the television the other night and saw them beating a Negro unmercifully in Mississippi. And this is the result of a brainwashing technique, a certain power structure in the American government has paid these Negro integrationist leaders to perpetuate among our people. But it's not a good thing, and it will never solve our problem.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

[White men] has the audacity to call himself even the "Leader of the Free World" while he has a country that can't even give the basic human rights to over twenty-two million of its citizens. This is aud-, this is, this takes audacity; this takes nerve. So it is this attitude today that's causing the Americans to be condemned.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The white man supports Reverend Martin Luther King, subsidizes Reverend Martin Luther King, so that Reverend Martin Luther King can continue to teach the Negroes to be defenseless - that's what you mean by nonviolent - be defenseless in the face of one of the most cruel beasts that has ever taken people into captivity - that's this American white man, and they have proved it throughout the country by the police dogs and the police clubs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us the religion of Islam, which is a religion of peace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Not a state within a state, but the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is, is saying that the black man, since the white man, has found it impossible to bring about integration, other than toke on a ta - other than on a token basis, and which proves that the, the two of us, the ex-slave and the master, can't live in the same house as equals.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Stumbling isn't falling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue-eyed blonds to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe never could exist between the white and non-white.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I can't turn around without hearing about some 'civil rights advance's White people seem to think the black man ought to be shouting 'hallelujah's Four hundred years the white man has had his foot-long knife in the black man's back — and now the white man starts to wiggle the knife out, maybe six inches! The black man's supposed to be grateful? Why, if the white man jerked the knife out, it's still going to leave a scar!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

Whenever you're going after something that belongs to you, anyone who's depriving you of the right to have it is a criminal. Understand that. Whenever you are going after something that is yours, you are within your legal rights to lay claim to it. And anyone who puts forth any effort to deprive you of that which is yours, is breaking the law, is a criminal.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Malcolm X

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

In my recent travels into African countries and others, I was impressed by the importance of having a working unity among all peoples, black as well as white.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

A revolution is bloody. Revolution is hostile. Revolution knows no compromise. Revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

You know, if ever there was a people who should know how to practice brotherhood, it is the American Negro and it is the people of Egypt.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Only in this form of separation the black man is exploited. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says that we should be separate, all right, but in this separate state or separate existence, the black man should be given the opportunity and the incentive to do for himself what the white man has done for himself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The whites of the younger generation, in the colleges and universities, will see the handwriting on the wall and many of them will turn to the spiritual path of truth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

All I had done was to improve on their strategy, and it was the beginning of a very important lesson in life - that 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe everyone in here is a friend, and I don't want to leave anybody out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says that the way to solve this problem is for the white man to give us some territory of our own. And then our people - we have technical know-how, we have agricultural know-how. We have been working for the white man in his business. In every phase of his government we work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I am not a racist in any form whatsoever. I don't believe in any form of discrimination or segregation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

Until the image of the black man in the mind of the black man has been changed, there will always be delinquency, parental and juvenile. The idea is not to change the attitude of the white man to the black man but to change the attitude of the black man to himself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

As long as the factories are in the hands of the whites, the housing is in the hands of the whites, the school system is in the hands of the whites, you have a situation where the blacks are constantly begging the whites can they use this or can they use that. That's not any kind of equality of opportunity, nor does it lend toward one's dignity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

If I may add, for instance, [Martin Luther] King and these others will say that they are fighting for the Negro to have equal job opportunity. How can people, a group of people, such as our people, who own no factories, have equal job opportunities competing against the race that owns the factories?The only way the two can have equal job opportunities is if black people have factories as, as well as white people have factories.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I just don't believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from under that oppression.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The other slaves in the field never let that house slave knew - know what they were really thinking. If the house slave said, well one of these days all of us will live in the plantation, they said, uh huh. They went along with him. But if you came up to them and said, let's go, they would be gone just like that.And in, in America you have the same situation.You have the vast masses who are still slaves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

While I was in prison, I was indulging in all types of vice, right within the prison. And I never was ostracized as much by the penal authorities while I was participating in all of the evils of the prison, as they tried to ostracize me after I became a Muslim.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Daring to reach, to climb, to crawl, to scratch, to get back up when you've been knocked down, to push forward - ever forward - to forgive. It means sacrificing everything if necessary, to carve out a place for your own existence. It means living.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I live like a man who's dead already! I have no fear whatsoever of anybody or anything

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

What the white man in America needs to realize is there's a new thinking among black people today which makes them not willing to sit around and wait for five years to get this problem solved, much less a hundred years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

I think that the best thing that a person can be is sincere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Because once the black man becomes the political master of his own community, it means that the politicians of that community will also be black, which also means that he then will be sending black representation or representatives not only to represent him at the local level and at the state level, but, but even at the federal level.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

You have the upper class Negroes who are the modern day Uncle Toms or the 20th century Uncle Toms. They don't wear a handkerchief anymore. They wear top hats. They're called Doctor, they're called - Reverend, but they're still - they play the same role today that Uncle Tom played on the plantation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I don't trust any white man who teaches Negroes to turn the other cheek or to be nonviolent, which means to be defenseless in the face of a very brutal, criminal enemy. No. That's my yardstick for measuring whites.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

When you go to a church and you see the pastor of that church with a philosophy and a program that's designed to bring black people together and elevate black people, join that church. Join that church. If you see where the NAACP is preaching and practicing that which is designed to make black nationalism materialize, join the NAACP. Join any kind of organization, civic, religious, fraternal, political, or otherwise that's based on lifting the black man up and making him master of his own community.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.