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Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X Quotes
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
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You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. - Malcolm X Quotes
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
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Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
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Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X Quotes
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
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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.
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We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters—Plymouth Rock landed on us. - Malcolm X Quotes
We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters—Plymouth Rock landed on us.
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Truth is on the side of the oppressed. - Malcolm X Quotes
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
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If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. - Malcolm X Quotes
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
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You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker. - Malcolm X Quotes
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
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You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker. - Malcolm X Quotes
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
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One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself. Then you can come to an intelligent decision for yourself. If you form the habit of going by what you hear others say about someone, or going by what others think about someone, instead of searching that thing out for yourself and seeing for yourself, you will be walking west when you think you're going east, and you will be walking east when you think you're going west.
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A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man. - Malcolm X Quotes
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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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.
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We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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When the people who are in power want to use again, create an image, to justify something that's bad, they use the press. And they'll use the press to create a humanitarian image, for a devil, or a devil image for a humanitarian. They'll take a person who's a victim of the crime, and make it appear he's the criminal, and they'll take the criminal and make it appear that he's the victim of the crime.
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When 'I' replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness. - Malcolm X Quotes
When 'I' replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness.
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When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are living in an area where you have poor schools. When you have poor schools, you have poor teachers. When you have poor teachers, you get a poor education. When you get a poor education, you can only work in a poor-paying job. And that poor-paying job enables you to live again in a poor neighborhood. So, it's a very vicious cycle.
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If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. - Malcolm X Quotes
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
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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.
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If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America hasn't even begun to pull out the knife.
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If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
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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.
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The mother is the first teacher of the child. The message she gives that child, that child gives to the world.
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You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
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Read absolutely everything you get your hands on because you'll never know where you'll get an idea from.
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You have to be very careful introducing the truth to the black man, who has never previously heard the truth about himself. The black brother is so brainwashed that he may reject the truth when he first hears it. You have to drop a little bit on him at a time, and wait a while to let that sink in before advancing to the next step
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For the white man to ask the black man if he hates him is just like the rapist asking the raped, or the wolf asking the sheep, 'Do you hate me?' The white man is in no moral position to accuse anyone else of hate! Why, when all of my ancestors are snake-bitten, and I'm snake-bitten, and I warn my children to avoid snakes, what does that snake sound like accusing me of hate-teaching?
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America's greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt.
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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.
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You're living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution A time where there's got to be a change. People in power have misused it And now there has to be a change and a better world has to be built And the only way is going to be built is with extreme methods And I for one will join with anyone, don't care what color you are As long as you want change this miserable condition that exists on this earth
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There can be no black-white unity until there is first some black unity... We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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As long as a white man does it, it's alright, a black man is supposed to have no feelings. But when a black man strikes back he's an extremist, he's supposed to sit passively and have no feelings, be nonviolent, and love his enemy no matter what kind of attack, verbal or otherwise, he's supposed to take it. But if he stands up in any way and tries to defend himself, then he's an extremist.
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The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.
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For tommorow belongs to those that prepare for it today. - Malcolm X Quotes
For tommorow belongs to those that prepare for it today.
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I believe that there will be ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who 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 system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don't think it will be based on the color of the skin.
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When you hear me say "by any means necessary," I mean exactly that. I believe in anything that is necessary to correct unjust conditions-political, economic, social, physical, anything that is necessary.
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They cripple the bird's wing, and then condemn it for not flying as fast as they. - Malcolm X Quotes
They cripple the bird's wing, and then condemn it for not flying as fast as they.
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If not now then when, if not me then who? - Malcolm X Quotes
If not now then when, if not me then who?
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Learn to see, listen, and think for yourself. - Malcolm X Quotes
Learn to see, listen, and think for yourself.
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You and I have never seen democracy; all we've seen is hypocrisy. - Malcolm X Quotes
You and I have never seen democracy; all we've seen is hypocrisy.
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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.
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That's not a chip on my shoulder, that's your foot on my neck. - Malcolm X Quotes
That's not a chip on my shoulder, that's your foot on my neck.
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Only those who have already experienced a revolution within themselves can reach out effectively to help others.
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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.
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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.
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I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. - Malcolm X Quotes
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
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One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding. - Malcolm X Quotes
One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding.
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Anytime anyone is enslaved or in any way deprived of his liberty, that person, as a human being, as far as I'm concerned he is justified to resort to whatever methods necessary to bring about his liberty again.
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The mental flexibility of the wise man permits him to keep an open mind and enables him to readjust himself whenever it becomes necessary for a change.
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I believe in Islam. I am a Muslim and there is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, nothing wrong with the religion of Islam. It just teaches us to believe in Allah as the God. Those of you who are Christian probably believe in the same God, because I think you believe in the God Who created the universe. That's the One we believe in, the One Who created universe - the only difference being you call Him God and we call Him Allah. The Jews call Him Jehovah. If you could understand Hebrew, you would probably call Him Jehovah too. If you could understand Arabic, you would probably call Him Allah.
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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.
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Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.
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You can cuss out colonialism, imperialism, and all other kinds of ism, but it's hard for you to cuss that dollarism. When they drop those dollars on you, your soul goes.
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You don't have a revolution in which you love your enemy, and you don't have a revolution in which you are begging the system of exploitation to integrate you into it. Revolutions overturn systems. Revolutions destroy systems.
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If a dog is biting a black man, the black man should kill the dog, whether the dog is a police dog or a hound dog or any kind of dog. If a dog is fixed on a black man when that black man is doing nothing but trying to take advantage of what the government says is supposed to be his, then that black man should kill that dog or any two-legged dog who sets the dog on him.
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Daring to reach, to climb, to crawl, to scratch, to get back up when you've been knocked down, to push forward - ever forward - to forgive. It means sacrificing everything if necessary, to carve out a place for your own existence. It means living.
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How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? - Malcolm X Quotes
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours?
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We won't organize any black man to be a Democrat or a Republican because both of them have sold us out. Both of them have sold us out; both parties have sold us out. Both parties are racist, and the Democratic Party is more racist than the Republican Party.
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The only thing power respects, is power. - Malcolm X Quotes
The only thing power respects, is power.
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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.
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A man without any history is like a tree without roots - Malcolm X Quotes
A man without any history is like a tree without roots
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Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots also becomes a dead people.
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It"s good to keep wide-open ears and listen to what everybody else has to say, but when you come to make a decision, you have to weigh all of what you"ve heard on its own, and place it where it belongs, and come to a decision for yourself; you"ll never regret it. But 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.
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The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he's a the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal. If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
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You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it. - Malcolm X Quotes
You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it.
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An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, ‘What’s your alma mater?’ I told him, ‘Books.
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One of the tricks of the west is to use or create images, they create images of a person who doesn't go along with their views and then they make certain that this image is distasteful, and then anything that that person has to say from thereon, from thereon in, is rejected.
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My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
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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.
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Today's Uncle Tom doesn't wear a handkerchief on his head. This modern, twentieth-century Uncle Thomas now often wears a top hat. He's usually well-dressed and well-educated. He's often the personification of culture and refinement. The twentieth-century Uncle Thomas sometimes speaks with a Yale or Harvard accent. Sometimes he is known as Professor, Doctor, Judge, and Reverend, even Right Reverend Doctor. This twentieth-century Uncle Thomas is a professional Negro -by that I mean his profession is being a Negro for the white man.
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So over you is the greatest enemy a man can have — and that is fear. I know some of you are afraid to listen to the truth — you have been raised on fear and lies. But I am going to preach to you the truth until you are free of that fear...
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If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. - Malcolm X Quotes
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
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Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children. - Malcolm X Quotes
Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children.
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I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being--neither white, black, brown, or red; and when you are dealing with humanity as a family there's no question of integration or intermarriage. It's just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being.
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It’s just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What you do? You integrate it with cream; you make it weak. If you pour too much cream in, you won’t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it’ll put you to sleep.
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I learned early that crying out in protest could accomplish things. My older brothers and sister had started to school when, sometimes, they would come in and ask for a buttered biscuit or something and my mother, impatiently, would tell them no. But I would cry out and make a fuss until I got what I wanted. I remember well how my mother asked me why I couldn't be a nice boy like Wilfred; but I would think to myself that Wilfred, for being so nice and quiet, often stayed hungry. So early in life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
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We black men have a hard enough time in our own struggle for justice, and already have enough enemies as it is, to make the drastic mistake of attacking each other and adding more weight to an already unbearable load.
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My alma mater was books, a good library. - Malcolm X Quotes
My alma mater was books, a good library.
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I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
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