Monday, December 29, 2008

Inspiring Malcolm X Quotes

"A man who stands for nothing 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."

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

"I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion."

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

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

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against."

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

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

"Nonviolence is fine as long as it works."

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

"Stumbling is not falling."

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

"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."

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

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

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."

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

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

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