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Malcolm X Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Malcolm X
  1. #1
    “I was going through the hardest thing, also the greatest thing, for any human being to do; to accept that which is already within you, and around you.”
  2. #2
    “Every morning when I wake up, now, I regard it as having another borrowed day.”
  3. #3
    “In the past, yes, I have made sweeping indictments of all white people. I never will be guilty of that again – as I know now that some white people are truly sincere, that some truly are capable of being brotherly toward a black man. The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites made blanket indictments against blacks.”
  4. #4
    “I can’t turn around without hearing about some ‘civil rights advance’! White people seem to think the black ought to be shouting ‘hallelujah’! Four hundred years the white man has had his foot-long knife in the black man’s back – and now the white man starts to wiggle the knife out, maybe six inches! The black man’s supposed to be grateful? Why, if the white man jerked the knife out, it’s still going to leave a scar!”
  5. #5
    “When I am dead – I say it that way because from the things I know, I do not expect to live long enough to read this book in its finished from – I want you to just watch and see if I’m not right when I say: that the white man, in his press, is going to identify me with ‘hate.‘”
  6. #6
    “In all my years in the streets, I’d been looking at the exploitation that for the first time I really saw and understood.”
  1. #7
    “The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.”
  2. #8
    “I reflected many, many times to myself upon how the American Negro has been entirely brainwashed from ever seeing or thinking of himself, as he should, as a part of the nonwhite peoples of the world.”
  3. #9
    “It isn’t the American white man who is a racist, but it’s the American political, economic and social atmosphere that automatically nourishes a racist psychology in the white man.”
  4. #10
    “Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”
  5. #11
    “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.”
  6. #12
    “Any person who claims to have deep feeling for other human beings should think a long, long time before he votes to have other men kept behind bars – caged. I am not saying there shouldn’t be prisons, but there shouldn’t be bars. Behind bars, a man never reforms. He will never forget. He never will get completely over the memory of the bars.”

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  1. #13
    “I learned early that crying out in protest could accomplish things.”
  2. #14
    “Where the really sincere white people have got to do their ‘proving’ of themselves is not among the black victims, but out on the battle lines of where America’s racism really is — and that’s in their own home communities.”
  3. #15
    “People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”
  4. #16
    “I don’t care how nice one is to you, the thing you must always remember is that almost never does he really see you as he sees himself, as he sees his own kind.”
  5. #17
    “In one sense, we were huddled in there, bonded togethher in seeking security and warmth and comfort from each other, and we didn’t know it. All of us—who might have probed space, or cured cancer, or built industries—were, instead, black victims of the white man’s American social system.”
  6. #18
    “I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda.…I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
  7. #19
    “And that was how, after twelve years of never thinking for as much as five minutes about myself, I became able finally to muster the nerve, and the strength, to start facing the facts, to think for myself.”
  8. #20
    “It has always been my belief that I, too, will die by violence. I have done all that I can to be prepared.”
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