Malcolm X

1925 - 1965

A Quote by Malcolm X

"The common goal of 22 million Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America until our human rights are first restored. We will never be recognized as citizens there until we are first recognized as humans."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: Racism: the Cancer that is Destroying America," in Egyptian Gazette (Aug. 25 1964).

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A Quote by Malcolm X

"If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: Speech, Nov. 1963, New York City.; http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/about/quotes_articles.htm

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A Quote by Malcolm X on violence, nonviolence, and self-defense

"We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/about/quotes_by.htm

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A Quote by Malcolm X on knowledge and compassion

"Don't be in a hurry to condemn 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."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/about/quotes_by.htm

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A Quote by Malcolm X

"Dr. King wants the same thing I want. Freedom."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/about/quotes_by.htm

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A Quote by Malcolm X

"I want Dr. King to know that I didn't come to Selma to make his job difficult. I really did come thinking I could make it easier. If the white people realize what the alternative is, perhaps they will be more willing to hear Dr. King."
-- in a conversation with Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/about/quotes_by.htm

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A Quote by Malcolm X on stand and fall

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If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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A Quote by Malcolm X on friendship and brotherhood

"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." -- Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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A Quote by Malcolm X on future and preparation

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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A Quote by Malcolm X on animals, history, memory, and people

History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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