Quotation Explorer - '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
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
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
An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, ‘What’s your alma mater?’ I told him, ‘Books. - Malcolm X
I am a Muslim, because it's a religion that teaches you an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. It teaches you to respect everybody, and treat everybody right. But it also teaches you if someone steps on your toe, chop off their foot. And I carry my religious axe with me all the time. - Malcolm X
اذا كان الانسان مع الله كان الله معه وأرسل له عند الحاجة علامات تدل على ذلك. - Malcolm X
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker - Malcolm X
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X
You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. - Malcolm X
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again. - Malcolm X
إن عبادة الإله الواحد وحدها ستقرب الانسان من السلام الذي يتكلم عليه الجميع ولايفعل أحد شيئاً لتحقيقه. - Malcolm X
لن يعرف احد ماهي هويتنا إذا لم نعرفها نحن، واذا لم نعرفها بقينا حيث نحن. - Malcolm X
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, a man is demoted to the lower animals. - Malcolm X
There is nothing in our book, the Qur'an, 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 lays a hand on you, send him to the cemetery. - Malcolm X
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. - Malcolm X
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power. - 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
America's racism is among their own fellow whites. That's where sincere whites who really mean to accomplish something have got to work. - Malcolm X
I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight. - Malcolm X
You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it. - Malcolm X
لقد غيرت القراءة مجرى حياتي تغييراً جذرياً ولم أكن أهدف من ورائها الى كسب أية شهادات لتحسين مركزي وانما كنت اريد ان احيا فكريا. - Malcolm X
لقد اوسع الحج نطاق تفكيري وفتح بصيرتي فرأيت في أسبوعين ما لم أره في تسع وثلاثين سنة. - Malcolm X
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace - Malcolm X
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. - Malcolm X
انني احترم حق كل انسان في ان يؤمن بما يعتقد انه الصواب، وانتظر أن أعامل بالمثل. - Malcolm X
The Algerians were revolutionsists, they wanted land. France offered to let them be integrated into France. They told France, to hell with Fance, they wanted some land, not some France. - Malcolm X
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. - 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
ان الناس لاتعرف ان كتابا واحدا كفيل بان يغير مجرى حياة الانسان. - Malcolm X
Truth is on the side of the oppressed. - Malcolm X
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book. - Malcolm X
Even Samson, the world's strongest man, was destroyed by the woman who slept in his arms. she was the one whose words hurt him. - Malcolm X
To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Afrika becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also becomes more positive... - 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
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression. - Malcolm X
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too. - Malcolm X
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. - Malcolm X
No, there is plenty wrong with Negroes. They have no society. They’re robots, automatons. No minds of their own. I hate to say that about us, but it’s the truth. They are a black body with a white brain. - 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
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. - Malcolm X
You can't have capitalism without racism. - 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
لقد كنت في اسفل سافلين في قاع المجتمع الامريكي وعندما اهتديت الى الله والى الاسلام تغير مجرى حياتي. - Malcolm X
Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down. - Malcolm X
A man who tosses worms in the river isn’t 't necessarily a friend of the fish. All the fish who take him for a friend, who think the worm’s got no hook in it, usually end up in the frying pan. - Malcolm X
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 the Human Society complete. - Malcolm X
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