Malcolm X

1925 - 1965

A Quote by Malcolm X

"It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: "Message to the Grass Roots," speech, Nov. 1963, Detroit (published in Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 1, 1965).

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A Quote by Malcolm X

"Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner. You must be eating some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Source: "The Ballot or the Bullet," speech, April 3 1964, Cleveland, Ohio (published in Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 3, 1965).

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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 behavior, colors, deed, islam, judgment, laws, nature, racism, and religion

I am a Muslim and . . . my religion makes me be against all forms of racism. It keeps me from judging any man by the color of his skin. It teaches me to judge him by his deeds and his conscious behavior. And it teaches me to be for the rights of all human beings, but especially the Afro-American human being, because my religion is a natural religion, and the first law of nature is self-preservation.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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A Quote by Malcolm X on belief, brothers, enemies, friendship, justice, and sister

Brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe that everyone in here is a friend and I don't want to leave anybody out.

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

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