Zitat des Tages von Malcolm X:
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
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.
If, if a white man puts his arm around me voluntarily, that's brotherhood. But if you - if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that's not brotherhood, that's hypocrisy.
Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
America is the first country... that can actually have a bloodless revolution.
All I held against Jews was that so many Jews actually were hypocrites in their claim to be friends of the American black man.
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
The White man pays Reverend Martin Luther King so that Martin Luther King can keep the Negro defenseless.
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.
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.
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
My father didn't know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master.
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.
The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
America preaches integration and practices segregation.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
Power doesn't back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It's not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power.
It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.
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.
When we say Afro American, we include everyone in the Western Hemisphere of African descent. South America is America. Central America is America. South America has many people in it of African descent.
Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Stumbling is not falling.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself.
The American Negro has no conception of the hundreds of millions of other non-whites' concern for him: he has no conception of their feeling of brotherhood for and with him.
Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
We Muslims believe that the white race, which is guilty of having oppressed and exploited and enslaved our people here in America, should and will be the victims of God's divine wrath.
I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca.
I just don't believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from under that oppression.