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Malcolm X
May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965
Nationality: American
Category: Activist
Subcategory: American Activist

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.


Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.


If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.


My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.


Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.


A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.


You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.


The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.


The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.


You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.


I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.


Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.


Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.


I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.


There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.


If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.


Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.


You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.


You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.


I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.


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