142 – “Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.”

Malcolm X [attributed]

Quote Number: 487

Source: As quoted by Maya Angelou in Lisandrelli, Elaine Slivinski. Maya Angelou: More Than a Poet. (Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers) 1996. pg. 90.
Conyers, James and Andre Smallwood. Malcolm X: A Historical Reader. (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press) 2008. pg. 181.

Source Notes: Based on my research, it appears this quote came up in a conversation between Maya Angelou and Malcolm X while they were both visiting Africa in the mid-1960s.


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