Malcolm X

Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
Malcolm X

Stumbling is not falling.
Malcolm X

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

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
Malcolm X

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
Malcolm X

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

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.
Malcolm X

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

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
Malcolm X

I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence.
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

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X

You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker.
Malcolm X

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

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man’s problem just to avoid violence.
Malcolm X

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 the next time.
Malcolm X

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X

If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.
Malcolm X

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Malcolm X

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
Malcolm X

You can’t legislate good will – that comes through education.
Malcolm X

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
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

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.
Malcolm X

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
Malcolm X

You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Malcolm X

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