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Inspirational Malcolm X Quotes

Motivational Malcolm X Quotes And Sayings

Malcolm X Quotes:- Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965) was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. He is best known for his staunch and controversial black racial advocacy, and for time spent as the vocal spokesperson of the Nation of Islam.

 

Inspirational Malcolm X Quotes

 

“I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don’t believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn’t want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.”-Malcolm X

 

“My Alma mater was booked, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”-Malcolm X

 

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”-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



“In the past, the greatest weapon the white man has had has been his ability to divide and conquer. If I take my hand and slap you, you don’t even feel it. It might sting you because these digits are separated. But all I have to do to put you back in your place is bring those digits together.”-Malcolm X

 

“Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.”-Malcolm X

 

“I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self-defense; I call it intelligence.”-Malcolm X

 

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

 

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

 

Famous Malcolm X Quotes

 

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”-Malcolm X

 

“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

“I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he’s wrong than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.”-Malcolm X

 

“America preaches integration and practices segregation.”-Malcolm X

 

“You don’t have a peaceful revolution. You don’t have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There’s no such thing as a nonviolent revolution.”-Malcolm X

 

“America is the first country… that can actually have a bloodless revolution.”-Malcolm X

 

“Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.”-Malcolm X

 

“I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca.”-Malcolm X

 

“Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.”-Malcolm X

“It’s got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you’re afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.”-Malcolm X

 

Best Malcolm X Quotes

 

“What is a Dixiecrat? A Democrat. A Dixiecrat is nothing but a Democrat in disguise.”-Malcolm X

 

“We who follow the Honorable Elijah Muhammad feel that when you try and pass integration laws here in America, forcing white people to pretend that they are accepting black people, what you are doing is making white people act in a hypocritical way.”-Malcolm X

 

“The integration will not bring a man back from the grave.”-Malcolm X

 

“No, we are not anti-white. But we don’t have time for the white man. The white man is on top already, the white man is the boss already… He has first-class citizenship already. So you are wasting your time talking to the white man. We are working on our own people.”-Malcolm X

 

“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

 

“The White man pays Reverend Martin Luther King so that Martin Luther King can keep the Negro defenseless.”-Malcolm X

“When we say Afro American, we include everyone in the Western Hemisphere of African descent. South America is America. Central America is America. South America has many people in it of African descent.”-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.'”-Malcolm X

 

Greatest Malcolm X Quotes

 

“There is no more apartheid in South Africa than in the United States.”-Malcolm X

 

“In the Bible, God offered Pharaoh freedom if he would just let the oppressed people free to go to the land of milk and honey. But the Pharaoh disobeyed, and he was destroyed.”-Malcolm X

 

“In the Muslim world, I had seen that men with white complexions were more genuinely brotherly than anyone else had ever been. That… was the start of a radical alteration in my whole outlook about ‘white men.'”-Malcolm X

 

“Power doesn’t back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It’s not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power.”-Malcolm X

 

“When we see that our problem is so complicated and so all-encompassing in its intent and content, then we realize that it is no longer a Negro problem, confined only to the American Negro; that it is no longer an American problem, confined only to America, but it is a problem for humanity.”-Malcolm X

“My black brothers and sisters – of all religious beliefs, or of no religious beliefs – we all have in common the greatest binding tie we could have. We are all black people!”-Malcolm X

 

Top Malcolm X Quotes

 

“The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against blacks.”-Malcolm X

 

“All I held against Jews was that so many Jews actually were hypocrites in their claim to be friends of the American black man.”-Malcolm X

 

“My father didn’t know his last name. My father got his last name from his grandfather, and his grandfather got it from his grandfather who got it from the slavemaster.”-Malcolm X

 

“To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.”-Malcolm X

 

“The black man in Africa had mastered the arts and sciences. He knew the course of the stars in the universe before the man up in Europe knew that the earth wasn’t flat.”-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.”-Malcolm X

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