35+ Malcolm X Quotes

What’s the attraction, the appeal of Malcolm? Why the fascination?

If you study the life of Malcolm X, the things that he says about himself. He’ll  tell you how low he was as a human being, Malcolm sold drugs, he took drugs, alcohol, Malcolm was a pimp.

He had a nickname in prison “Satin”, That’s how bad Malcolm was, he was bad beyond imagination before accepting the religion of Islam. But this all changed once he embraced Islam.

Malcolm was a Muslim, civil rights activist, He was born on May 19 in the year 1925 at Omaha Nebraska, his father was a Baptist and outspoken supporter of Marcus Garvey.

Due to this reason the family of Malcolm X was often terrorised by white supremacist groups.

His family tried several attempts to evade the harassments, young Malcolm felt the trauma of the violence by the white supremacists during the murder of his father under mysterious circumstances.

 Malcolm little a brilliant student constantly harassed, humiliated and discouraged by the white teachers which became the main reason for dropping out from the school for him at the age of 15.

After that, he was bouncing from places like Flint, Harlem and Boston in his teenage.

During that time only he turned to crime to get by. At the age of 20 in the year 1946, he was sentenced to prison for ten years. This was the time which changed, transformed and reformed the life of Malcolm and He changed his name to Malcolm X.

Here are Malcolm X Quotes that Redefine His Legacy.

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Malcolm X Quotes on Freedom 

 "It is only after slavery and prison that sweetest appreciation can come."

  "If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary."

 "Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you are a man you take it". 

 "It is only after slavery and prison that sweetest appreciation can come."

A man who doesn't stand for something will fall for everything."

"Any time you beg another man to set you free, you will never be free. Freedom is something that you have to do for yourself."

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."

 "You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom, All you have to do is to be an intelligent man."

  "You get your freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get it, then you'll get it, it is the only way you'll get it."  

Malcolm X Quotes About Education

"Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and thereby increase self-respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." 

“If you form the habit of taking what someone else says about a thing without checking it out for yourself, you’ll find that other people will have you hating your friends and loving your enemies.” ~ Malcolm X 

“I’m sorry to say that the subject I most disliked was mathematics, I have thought about it, I think the reason was that the mathematics leaves no room for argument If you made a mistake that was all there to it. Malcolm X Quotes  “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X Quotes 
“Learn to see, listen, and think for yourself.” ~ Malcolm X

“People don’t realise how a mans whole life can be changed by a single book.” Malcolm X Quotes  “Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t what you do or thinks as you think as fast, there was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.” Malcolm X Quotes  “Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you’ll never know where you’ll get an idea from.” Malcolm X Quotes  “An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions, One was “What’s your alma matter?”, I told him, ‘Books’ Malcolm X Quotes  “Right now in every big city ghetto, tens of thousands of yesterdays and today’s school dropouts are keeping body and soul together by some form of hustling in the same way I did.” Malcolm X Quotes   

“And just because you have colleges and universities doesn’t mean you have the education.” Malcolm X Quotes 

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X Quotes 

“The mother is the first teacher of the child. The message she gives that child, that child gives to the world.” ~ Malcolm X

“Armed with the knowledge of our past, we can with confidence charter a course for our future. Culture is an indispensable weapon in the freedom struggle. We must take hold of it and forge the future with the past.”  Malcolm X


Malcolm X Quotes on Truth

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it, I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. Malcolm X Quotes 

“Truth is on the side of oppressed.” Malcolm X Quotes 

“My sincerity is my credentials.” 


 “True Islam taught me that it takes all of the religious, political, economic, psychological and racial ingredients, or characteristics to make the human family and human society complete.”  Malcolm X Quotes 

“When ‘I’ replaced with ‘We’, even the illness becomes wellness.” ~ Malcolm X

“The only thing power respects is power.” ~ Malcolm X

“You and I have never seen democracy; all we’ve seen is hypocrisy.” ~ Malcolm X

“I want to be remembered as someone who was sincere. Even if I made mistakes, they were made in, sincerity. If I was wrong, I was wrong in, sincerity.” ~ Malcolm X 


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Malcolm X Quotes on Love

"We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity."

I go for Mao Tse-tung much more than, than Nehru because I think that Nehru brought his country up in a beggar's role.

I admire the, the stand of China and the stand of Mao Tse- tung, but I can't admire with respect the stand of, of Nehru in India. I just can't do it.

Malcolm X Quotes By Any Means Necessary

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