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It was almost impossible for two different races to live happily together in America when so much bitterness had developed against black Africans. However, undefinable struggles and sacrifices of freedom fighters made it feasible. Malcolm X was one of those fighters who waged war against racial inequality. His hard work, charismatic personality, aggressive attitude, and limitless knowledge made him one of the most outstanding American leaders of African origin.

He considered any ideology that wants to give a peaceful answer to the violent attack on you as “Criminal Philosophy.” One of Malcolm’s most aggressive thoughts: “Keep calm, be friendly, obey the law, be respectful to all; But if someone attacks you, take him to the graveyard.” Malcolm’s “Revolution” had a very blunt view that revolution does not mean joining any system but overthrowing the old system and creating a new system.

Malcolm X had lost a lot from an early age. The racist people did not allow his father to live because of his activism, and the shock got her mother to a mental asylum. His experiences of oppression and discrimination against black Africans lives gradually turned him into an aggressive and tough fighter.

Despite being a topper, his teacher suggested him people here would not allow him to be a lawyer in the country. He had better be a carpenter instead. This incident shook his entire mental balance. Now, his mind was entirely out of studies. As a result, he got indulged in illegal activities. Then, the court sentenced him to prison for stealing a watch. He read hundreds of books in jail, which could help him in his struggle.

Malcolm believed that African people living in America had been enslaved mentally, spiritually, economically, and politically. Therefore, we had to free them on all these fronts. Amid his leadership, America saw the rise of a powerful movement of African people. He started receiving death threats, and the whole family was also attacked. One day, while delivering a speech in New York, assailants opened fire on him to death.

With this, the struggle for the freedom of African origin in America suffered a significant setback. Society has lost an extraordinary leader from whom it had kept all hopes of its independence. Malcolm never put his interest above justice. Although he is physically not with us today, his ideas have influenced more African-Americans than any other leader has. With great respect, I want to share some famous Malcolm X quotes with you all.

49 Malcolm X Quotes To Always Stand Against Discrimination And Injustice

  1. “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 next time.” –Malcolm X
  2. “Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it.” –Malcolm X
  3. “Power never takes a step back except in the face of more power.” –Malcolm X
  4. “In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.” –Malcolm X
  5. “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
  6. “Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you never know where you’ll get an idea from. ” –Malcolm X
  7. “To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.” –Malcolm X
  8. “Change Is only a good thing if you change in a good way.” –Malcolm X
  9. “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
  10. “Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren’t. –Malcolm X
  11. “It is only after the deepest darkness that the greatest joy can come.” –Malcolm X
  12. “The mother is the first teacher of the child. The message she gives that child, that child gives to the world.” –Malcolm X
  13. “Early in life I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” –Malcolm X
  14. “If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” –Malcolm X
  15. “Truth does not change, only our awareness of it.” –Malcolm X
  16. “Stumbling is not falling.” –Malcolm X
  17. “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
  18. “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.” –Malcolm X
  19. “Time is more important to me than distance.” –Malcolm X
  20. “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” –Malcolm X
  21. “If something is yours by right, then fight for it or shut up.” –Malcolm X
  22. “We cannot teach what we do not know and we cannot lead where we will not go.” –Malcolm X
  23. “I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.” –Malcolm X
  24. “Reform is for people who have government connections, revolution is for the people!” –Malcolm X
  25. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” –Malcolm X
  26. “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent.” –Malcolm X
  27. “I’m not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my plate, and call myself a diner. Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner.Being here in America doesn’t make you an American. Being born here in America doesn’t make you an American.” –Malcolm X
  28. “My alma mater was booked, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” –Malcolm X
  29. “The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you’ll get action.” –Malcolm X
  30. “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice, and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.” –Malcolm X
  31. “Only those who have already experienced a revolution within themselves can reach out effectively to help others.” –Malcolm X
  32. “You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality.” –Malcolm X
  33. “It is the process of miseducation that inhibits the full potential of a nation.” –Malcolm X
  34. “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” –Malcolm X
  35. “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.” –Malcolm X
  36. “A race of people is like an individual man; until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, expresses its own culture, affirms its own self-hood, it can never fulfill itself.” –Malcolm X
  37. “I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.” –Malcolm X
  38. “They put your mind right in a bag, and take it wherever they want.” –Malcolm X
  39. “Speaking like this doesn’t mean that we’re anti-white, but it does mean we’re anti-exploitation, we’re anti-degradation, we’re anti-oppression.” –Malcolm X
  40. “Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children.” –Malcolm X
  41. “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” –Malcolm X
  42. “Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” –Malcolm X
  43. “Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and thereby increase self-respect.” –Malcolm X
  44. “In any organization, someone must be the boss. If it’s even just one person, you’ve got to be the boss of yourself.” –Malcolm X
  45. “Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.” –Malcolm X
  46. “If you’re not ready to die for it, but the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” –Malcolm X
  47. “You can’t legislate goodwill – that comes through education.” –Malcolm X
  48. “Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots also becomes a dead people.” –Malcolm X
  49. “We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.” –Malcolm X

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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