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.
There is no more apartheid in South Africa than in the United States.
I want to take Negroes out of the ghetto and put them in good neighborhoods in good houses.
If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.
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.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says that we should be separate, all right, but in this separate state or separate existence, the black man should be given the opportunity and the incentive to do for himself what the white man has done for himself.
If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality.
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.
Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.