Malcolm X Quotes
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How can you thank a man for giving you what's yours?
Revolution is always based on land. Revolution is never based on begging somebody for an integrated cup of coffee.
A segregated school system produces children who, when they graduate, graduate with crippled minds.
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.
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
Power never takes a back step-only in the face of more power.
I think the black man in America wants to be recognized as a human being; and it's almost impossible for one who has enslaved another to bring himself to accept the person who used to pull his plow, who used to be an animal, subhuman, who used to be considered as such by him-it's almost impossible for that person in his right mind to accept that person as his equal.
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!
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.
Revolutions are never peaceful.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.