Quotations From MALCOLM X
» More about Malcolm X on Poemhunter
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 (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader, activist. speech, Dec. 12, 1964, New York City.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," ch. 12, Malcolm X Speaks (1965). Birth name Malcolm Little.
There is nothing in our book, the Koran, that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. That's a good religion.Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. speech, Nov. 1963, given in Detroit, Michigan. "Message to the Grass Roots," ch. 1, Malcolm X Speaks (1965). Given name is Malcolm Little; also known as El-Hajj Halik El- Shabazz.
Read more quotations about / on: respect
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 12 (1965).
If you're born in America with a black skin, you're born in prison, and the masses of black people in America today are beginning to regard our plight or predicament in this society as one of a prison inmate.Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. Interview June 1963. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times, pt. 3, "Malcolm X Talks with Kenneth B. Clark," ed. John Henrik Clarke (1969).
The day that the Black man takes an uncompromising step and realizes that he is 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.Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. Oxford Union Society Debate, Dec. 3, 1964. Malcolm X Talks to Young People, ed. Steve Clark (1991). The words "by any means necessary" became a rallying-call among radical movements since the 1960s.
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 (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. Speech, April 3, 1964, Cleveland, Ohio. "The Ballot or the Bullet," ch. 3, Malcolm X Speaks (1965).
Read more quotations about / on: america
Read Quotations On / About: