No doubt, Malcolm X alias El-Hajj Malik Shabazz instilled a sense of pride among Black Americans.
A powerful orator, he often shocked America. It was not for nothing that he was described, 'the most feared man in US'.
Here are some of Malcolm X quotes. Decades after his death, his words continue to inspire countless people and inspires in the struggle for rights for Blacks, Minorities and other Oppressed people across the world.
These are quotes on Freedom, Equality, Media, History, Oppression and Tyranny.
1. Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
2. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
3. A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
4. The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
5. I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
6. If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
7. If you turn the other cheek, you can be enslaved for 1,000 years.
8. History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
9. Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
10. If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality.
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