37 Powerful Malcolm X Quotes To Learn From

Malcolm X was very controversial in his ideas about African-Americans and religion. Some considered him a religious leader while others considered him a dangerous rabble-rouser.

to his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence.

The use of the second person pronoun was later considered inappropriate in that it was thought to be ungrammatical and to violate English grammar rules, though such usage persists in spoken language and is still used in informal writing.

This phrase is often shortened to “I accuse”.

I’ve prepared this collection of the best Malcolm X quotes for you to learn and improve your English.

37 Malcolm X Quotes

1. We could use more diversity in the world. Some diversity can be bad.

So who are you going to follow? God or man? If you’re man you’ll follow your own self interest.

The Black liberation movement was not a racial liberation movement. It was a movement for liberation from racism. Malcolm X was a brilliant man who understood that racism could only be ended by abolishing capitalism. Malcolm X never wavered in his conviction that capitalism was the source of injustice and black oppression. He understood that if you abolish capitalism in one part of the world, then the capitalist system will try to spread capitalism elsewhere. This is what is happening today. Capitalism is spreading through Africa and across the rest of the world. Capitalism will eliminate racism wherever it takes root.

People don’t understand the power of love. And therefore, when you have love for other people, it will show up in your life in many ways.

Malcolm X was known for being an outspoken advocate for the rights of African Americans. His words are a great reminder to us as we seek to find and maintain peace during these times.

Self-defense is not for everyone, but if you are the victim of violence, there is nothing wrong with using the tools that are in your favor to keep you alive.

Malcolm X had a very different view then some of his contemporaries. He was a nationalist and a separatist. He believed in the separation of races in Africa. He was against blacks being forced to work in Europe and to be the servants of the Europeans. He believed in equality of the races.

What’s confronting people is that they have a lot of problems, they don’t know what their problems are being caused by, they don’t know what’s causing the problems (like capitalism), they don’t understand the problems, and we don’t talk about solutions to it. This is one of the things that keeps people stuck in problems. We don’t talk about solutions to the problems, which is the most important part.

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You never know when to quit and you never know when to start. You only know that when you’re done, you’re done.

Every defeat, heartbreak, loss, setback, loss, defeat, failure, or mistake contains its own seed, lesson, or opportunity to improve performance next time.

Most people will do anything to get attention or to be accepted, if you’re not careful you may end up on the receiving end of the fallout.

He was a Muslim. He was a black Muslim. He was all about black freedom, and he believed that all the religions in the world are the same. They all believe in the same thing, which is peace. In truth, the only difference among religions is which god you say is your personal god. And if you choose to be a Muslim and say you worship Allah, Allah is the same as the Christian God, and the Christian God is the same as the Jewish God. And these religions all believe in the same thing, which is peace.

15. Capitalism is based on exploitation and oppression to make money.
What you say is correct.

The capitalist’s claim that capitalism can’t survive is right. Just look at the (in some cases) growing wealth disparity. This is just one of the growing examples of capitalists exploiting the proletariat. It’s no secret that it is easier to exploit the working class than it is to exploit others since they are much more vulnerable.

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When you choose not to use violence, you don’t need to.

“We are blood brothers” means that black people, African people, and other oppressed people of color cannot be separate from each other, or else our differences will cause us to die.

We have the right to live. All of us in the world – all of our children – all women, men, children, white people, black people, people of color, gay and lesbian people – we have the right to live.

The capitalist system is the only system that can be used to exploit the most people in the world.

I often read his quotes and I love reading some of his advice. However, I never take anything he says too literally. We all have a different path to follow, and the only way to get along in this world is to be in harmony with one another.

I believe that there will eventually be a clash between the oppressed and those that oppress. I believe that there will be a clash between those who wish to see everyone live free, without oppression and those who wish to continue the systems of exploitation.

Malcolm X said that he came to Selma, Alabama, to make Dr. King’s job easier. Since he didn’t come with a lot of money, Dr. King might not be able to pay him all of his expenses. This was when Malcolm X’s political views changed.

In everyday language, there’s a difference between falling and stumbling. Falling implies that you are failing to get up, whereas stumbling implies you are just moving, but not getting up. In this case, it is the latter, not the former, the “stumbling” in this case means that you just “stumble” forward, not falling.

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The FBI put your mind in a bag of information and took it to wherever they wanted.

It is important to read and learn about the world around you.

The philosophy of life must be based on a belief in brotherhood, but you must believe in the brotherhood of man, all people, not just those who want to be your brother. You can’t be the kind of person who claims he believes in brotherhood, but in truth means nothing by it.

Malcolm X was the first to say to me about his mother, “My mother had a very high intellectual level. She was one of the most learned women in all of Harlem.” But that was the story that Malcolm wrote about his mother. In my interview with him, I had asked him to tell the story that he had not written, and he talked about how he was raised by his grandmother and how he spent a few years at Booker T. Washington School.

If you wish to succeed, then don’t expect anything in return.

People usually get angry when their feelings are hurt. But what they do not know is that, by getting angry, they can create a change in their life.

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Malcolm X believed that every country should operate in a fair, just, and democratic way.

The world is not a community. In order to have community, you have to know each other. You have to be part of a tribe first. You have to share the same culture. In order for you to have community, you need to be in the same place with a common background.

Malcolm X has said the same words that Dr. King said.

Malcolm X feels as if he has been asleep and now he is awake. The ideas that he’s thinking about and expressing to himself are for him.

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

I’m not surprised that Malcolm X didn’t believe in Elijah Muhammad. He was a smart man. He knew what was going on with that man and his organization. It’s sad that he had to find out through the media what he already thought was true. But he’s a man of conviction. No matter what happens he would always follow the truth.

Malcolm X said that he didn’t “land” on Plymouth Rock. He said that Plymouth Rock “landed” on him.

People are people, of all races. They have all the same basic needs; they need love, community, and a place to belong. They can be the most beautiful people of different shapes, colors, and sizes.


The most important thing for a man to learn is to learn how to love, so when he is older he can look back and know what he was.

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