Quotes by Malcolm X

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
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
– Malcolm X
Stumbling is not falling.
– Malcolm X
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 the next time.
– Malcolm X
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
– Malcolm X
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
– Malcolm X
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
– Malcolm X
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
Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else.
– Malcolm X
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
You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it.
– Malcolm X
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
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
– Malcolm X
You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
– Malcolm X
Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
– Malcolm X
The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
– 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
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
– Malcolm X
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
– Malcolm X
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
– Malcolm X