The autobiography of Malcolm X
Grave Press Inc. New York, 1966
With the assistance of Alex Haley

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About black nationalism
About human rights ver.1 (Uncle Sam has failed us)
About human rights ver. 2 (this government has failed us)

About Ku Klux Klan (if they don't stop that Clan we'll stop it ourselves... by any means necessary)
About the African roots (You Can't Hate the Roots Of A Tree and Not Hate That Tree)
About politics (22 million black victims are waking up)
About negroes (house negroes and field negroes)

About revolution (there's no such thing as a non-violent revolution)
About personal things and religion


 If you want something, you had better make some noise

If you see somebody winning all the time, he isn't gambling, he's cheating

Anytime you find someone more successful than you are - you know they're doing something that you aren't


The thing you must always remember is that almost never does he /white man/ really see you as he sees himself, as he sees his own kind... you'll find that as fixed in him as his bone structure is his sometimes subconscious conviction that he' s better than anybody black

The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle

I had learned enough about women to know not to pressure them when they're thinking something out; they'll tell you when they're ready

Never ask a woman about other men. Either she'll tell you a lie and you still won't know, or she tells you the truth you might note have wanted to hear it in the first place.

In the ghetto, as in suburbia, its the same status struggle to stand out in some envied way from the rest.

All you had to do was give white people a show and they'd buy anything you offered them.

... and in that kind of community, survival is what is respected.

More wives could keep their husbands if they realized their greatest urge is to be men.

All woman, by the nature, are fragile and weak: they are attracted to the male in whom they see strength.

In order to get something you had to look as though you already had something.

Any experienced hustler will tell you that getting greedy is the quickest way to prison.

Things never fully are right again with anyone you have seen trying to kill you.

One could be as lazy as he wanted, if he would only use is head.

I'll tell you that tobacco in all its forms is just as much an addiction as any narcotic

Behind bars, a man never reforms. He will never forget. He will never got completely over the memory of the bars.

If somebody is trying to put you onto something you need to listen

Only guilt admitted accepts truth

Everything that happens - Islam teaches - is written

Always teach in terms that the people could understand

To tell a woman not to talk too much was like telling Jesse James not to carry a gun, or telling a hen not to cackle.

If you are thinking about doing a thing, you ought to make up your mind if you are going to do it, or not to do it

History shows that an educated slave always begins to ask, and next demand, equality with his master.

As you saw, so shall you reap.

I had enough experience to know that in order to be a good organizer of anything which you expect to succeed - including yourself - you must almost mathematically analyze cold facts.

No man has believed perfectly until he wishes for his brother what he wishes to himself.

My whole life has been a chronology of - changes

No one would wish to be embarrassed trying to help a brother who shows no evidence that he wants that help - and who seems to refuse to cooperate in his own interest

Whenever the spiritual values have been submerged, if not destroyed, by emphasis upon the material things, invariably, the woman reflect it.

Truly a paradise could exist wherever material progress and spiritual values could be properly balanced.

I realized how very dangerous is to people to hold on any human being in such esteem, especially to consider anyone some sort of "divinely guided" and "protected" person.

I believe it's crime for anyone who is being brutalized to continue to accept that brutality without doing something to defend himself.

Mankind's history has proved from one era to another that the true criterion of leadership is spiritual. Men are attracted by spirit. By power, men are forced. Love is engendered by spirit. By power, anxieties are created.

I am in agreement one hundred per cent with those racists who say that no government laws ever can force brotherhood.

The white man is not inherently evil, but American's racist society influences him to act evilly. The society has produced and nourishes a psychology which brings out the lowest, most base part of human beings.

No matter what job a man had, at least he ought to be able to think for himself

I said I respected every man's right to believe whatever his intelligence tells him is intellectually sound, and I expect everyone else to respect my right to believe likewise.

Anger can blind human vision.

But it is only after the deepest darkness that the greatest joy can come; it is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.

It's the hinge the squeaks that gets the grease.

A prisoner has time that he can put to good use. I'd put prison second to college as the best place for a man to go he needs to do some thinking. If he's motivated, in prison he an change his life.

Learn wisdom from the pupil of the eye that looks upon all things and yet to self is blind. (Persian poet)

People don't realize how a mans whole life can be changed by one book.

I think that anybody who is in a position to discipline others should first learn to accept discipline himself.

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. (Goethe)

Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not to be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so 'safe', and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so may humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure.

In life, nothing is permanent; not even life itself.

Only the unasked question is stupid.

Whether you use bullets or ballots, you've got to aim well; don't strike at the puppet, strike the puppeteer.

A silent tongue does not betray its owner

 Raamatutest veel.....