If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-07 (visit:743) - Malcolm X belief
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:723) - Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary politics
My alma mater was books, a good library.... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:689) - Malcolm X books reading
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:760) - Malcolm X education future
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:759) - Malcolm X violence power
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:614) - Malcolm X The Autobiography Of Malcolm X inspirational religious
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:841) - Malcolm X The Autobiography Of Malcolm X accomplishment inspirational action
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
もし批判してくれる人が全くいなければ、あなたの成功もないでしょう。- マルコム・Ｓ・フォーブスQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:531) - 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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:578) - Malcolm X anger
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:622) - Malcolm X freedom
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsuckerQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:666) - Malcolm X politics freedom history
If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:588) - 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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:654) - Malcolm X
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:576) - Malcolm X
As long as you are convinced you have never done anything, you can never do anything.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:771) - Malcolm X
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:691) - Malcolm X
You get your freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get it. Then you'll get it. It's the only way you'll get it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:651) - Malcolm X
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:710) - Malcolm X Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power
In fact, once he is motivated no one can change more completely than the man who has been at the bottom. I call myself the best example of that.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:749) - Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:645) - Malcolm X Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements change education knowledge awareness
Malcolm X ( /ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز), was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.
Malcolm X's father died—killed by white supremacists, it was rumored—when he was young, and at least one of his uncles was lynched. When he was thirteen, his mother was placed in a mental hospital, and he was placed in a series of foster homes. In 1946, at age 20, he went to prison for breaking and entering.
In prison Malcolm X became a member of the Nation of Islam and after his parole in 1952 he quickly rose to become one of its leaders. For a dozen years Malcolm X was the public face of the controversial group, but disillusionment with Nation of Islam head Elijah Muhammad led him to leave the Nation in March 1964. After a period of travel in Africa and the Middle East, he returned to the United States, where he founded Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. In February 1965, less than a year after leaving the Nation of Islam, he was assassinated by three members of the group.
Malcolm X's expressed beliefs changed substantially over time. As a spokesman for the Nation of Islam he taught black supremacy and advocated separation of black and white Americans—in contrast to the civil rights movement's emphasis on integration. After breaking with the Nation of Islam in 1964—saying of his association with it, "I was a zombie then ... pointed in a certain direction and told to march"—and becoming a Sunni Muslim, he disavowed racism and expressed willingness to work with civil rights leaders, though still emphasizing black self-determination and self defense.