In fact, once he is motivated no one can change more completely than the man who has been at the bottom. I call myself the best example of that.
Other Malcolm X quotes:
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I think that the best thing that a person can be is sincere.
A man curses because he doesn't have the words to say what's on his mind.
The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.
A segregated school system produces children who, when they graduate, they do with crippled minds.
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.
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.
As long as you are convinced you have never done anything, you can never do anything.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.