Malcolm X Quotes (84 quotes)
“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.”
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), p. 400
“Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person 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.”
As quoted by Maya Angelou in "Maya Angelou: More Than a Poet" (Enslow Publishers, 1996), p. 90
On the assassination of John F. Kennedy, quoted in New York Times (2 December 1963) Malcolm X Scores U.S. and Kennedy. p. 21.
“How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what's already yours?”
The Ballot or the Bullet (1964)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley) (1964), Chapter 12
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMalcolm X
Born: May 19, 1925
Died: February 21, 1965 (aged 39)
Bio: Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 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.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”