Malcolm X Quotes (Author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X)
Quotes - Malcolm X
Malcolm X Quotes
Here you go! These Malcom X quotes will inspire you to take control of your life and live up to your full potential. Born on May 19, , in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm was only 6 years old when he lost his father, and thirteen when his mother was placed in a mental hospital. Thereafter, Malcolm and his siblings were sent to foster homes or to live with family members. At age 20, he was sent to prison, where he underwent a conversion and became a member of the Nation of Islam. He was assassinated on February 21, , at the age of Malcolm X was an advocate for universal freedom.
In he was arrested for larceny and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was granted parole after serving seven years. During that time, Malcolm embraced the ideology of black nationalism. Charismatic and a naturally gifted orator, Malcolm became an influential leader of the Nation of Islam, but decided to get out after his mentor, the leader of NOI, had deeply disappointed him by violating many of his own teachings. Sadly, not long after his epiphany, he was assassinated. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. 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 next time.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time. Before it was for and by the guidance of Elijah Muhammad. Now I think with my own mind, sir! We believed in him. We actually believed that God, in Detroit by the way, that God had taught him and all of that. I always believed that he believed in himself. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself. Then you can come to an intelligent decision for yourself. If you form the habit of going by what you hear others say about someone, or going by what others think about someone, instead of searching that thing out for yourself and seeing for yourself, you will be walking west when you think you're going east, and you will be walking east when you think you're going west. A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.