17 quotes by Malcolm X to get you thinking

QUOTES BY MALCOLM XToday I thought it might be interesting to explore some quotes by Malcolm X.

Malcolm X was best known as a human rights activist who was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1960s.

Arguably, he was a controversial figure, but he was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment, and he remains a widely celebrated figure within African American communities for his pursuit of racial justice.

If we can learn anything from his life and work, I think, it is that we do not have to accept the unacceptable. If a cause is just then it is worth pursuing. We can and should push back. He did and that is what he is remembered for and it is why his life is commemorated with Malcolm X Day in the United States.

He did what he believed to be right, and his legacy speaks for itself.

So here are 17 quotes by Malcolm X to get you thinking today: –

Quotes by Malcolm X (1-10):

  1. Stumbling is not falling.
  2. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
  3. A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
  4. Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
  5. Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
  6. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.
  7. To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
  8. History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
  9. Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
  10. You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.

Quotes by Malcolm X (11-17):

  1. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their colour.
  2. My Alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
  3. 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.
  4. There is no better teacher than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
  5. 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.
  6. Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
  7. I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.

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