Malcom X Quotes

Malcom X Quotes

  • “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.”
  • “People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”
  • “If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. ”
    “If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.”
  • “Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down”
  • “So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.”
  • “We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”
  • “To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace”
  • “The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.”
  • “I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don’t see any American dream–I see an American nightmare.”
  • “As long as you are convinced you have never done anything, you can never do anything.”
  • “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.”
  • “Our objective is complete freedom, justice and equality by any means necessary.”
  • “The day that the black man takes an uncompromising step and realizes that he’s within his rights, when his own freedom is being jeopardized, to use any means necessary to bring about his freedom or put a halt to that injustice, I don’t think he’ll be by himself.”
  • “Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.”
  • “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
  • “Look at yourselves. Some of you teenagers, students. How do you think I feel and I belong to a generation ahead of you – how do you think I feel to have to tell you, ‘We, my generation, sat around like a knot on a wall while the whole world was fighting for its hum an rights – and you’ve got to be born into a society where you still have that same fight.’ What did we do, who preceded you ? I’ll tell you what we did. Nothing. And don’t you make the same mistake we made….” (more…)