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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.
Malcolm X
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.
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The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
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I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
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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.
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Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
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History proves that the white man is a devil.
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I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
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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.
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America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, even eaten with people who in America would have been considered 'white,' but the 'white' attitude had been removed from their minds by the religion of Islam.
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If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
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If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
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If it's lawful to have a rifle club to kill pheasants, it should be just as lawful to have one to kill wolves or dogs that are being sicked on little black babies. In fact, it's constitutional. Article Number Two of the constitution guarantees the right of every citizen to own a rifle or a shot gun.
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Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
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Stumbling is not falling.
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To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
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You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself.
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You have to realize that up until about 1959, Africa was dominated by the colonial powers. And by the colonial powers of Europe having complete control over Africa, they projected Africa always in a negative light - jungles, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized.
Malcolm X
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