147+ Best Louis Farrakhan Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Louis Farrakhan Sr., formerly known as Louis X, is an American minister and political activist. Profoundly inspirational Louis Farrakhan quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Louis Farrakhan Quotes

Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests. – Louis Farrakhan

Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people. – Louis Farrakhan

Work hard to discover your gift and you will never envy or hate another human being who is manifesting theirs. – Louis Farrakhan

The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the lake of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years. – Louis Farrakhan

You can’t prevent World War III. You don’t have any juice. In fact, World War III will free you. … Your time has come. – Louis Farrakhan

White people won’t give you nothing because in their minds you don’t deserve nothing. If the schools close, the hell with that every church should be a school. And then we should take over the schools in our own community that they closed down. Open them up and then make the government give us our tax dollars that we pay for an education that we don’t receive. – Louis Farrakhan

My prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death is all for Allah, The Lord of The Worlds. – Louis Farrakhan

I believe he [Saddam Hussein] wants a better relationship with America. – Louis Farrakhan

I was guided by Allah (God) to give a yardstick to the voting public, particularly Black people as to what will set that candidate apart from others. – Louis Farrakhan

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Allah God has come to fight the battle of justice for the Black man and woman of America and it is He who is plaguing America with the disasters of unusual rain, hail, snow, and soon earthquakes. So if the Black man and woman and the Native Americans, or Indians, are not in the equation of those running for the high office of the Presidency of the United States, if we are not in the equation for justice, then none of these candidates can save America from the Wrath of Allah (God). – Louis Farrakhan

We cannot escape what the prophets of God did not escape. If we bear it patiently and remain strong and united, Allah (God) says in the Qur’an that He loves those who are patient and steadfast under trial. We want to be those whom Allah (God) loves. – Louis Farrakhan

Fidel Castro gave it all to make his nation serviceable to all who desire real change. That’s why I love Fidel Castro, and that’s why he will never die. – Louis Farrakhan

The Satanic Jews and their Allies fear being exposed and that is the role of the Messiah, to reveal the Man of Sin. When He comes, He has to expose those forces, those wicked ones that have caused the blood shedding and the mischief that’s going on in the world. So the moment they saw a Black man standing who was not afraid to tell the truth of them, given to him by the Messiah, they had to come against him. And they will continue to do that because their survival is at stake. – Louis Farrakhan

Let us pray that Allah will guide us safely through such a time as this. – Louis Farrakhan

I am not the leader; I am a representative of the leader. The leader is the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, whom we believe is very much alive, and is directing me from where he is. – Louis Farrakhan

Give us back our tax dollars that we pay for police who do not serve nor protect. Then maybe we can educate our people, make them a better people and make our community a more decent and safe place to live. – Louis Farrakhan

A man like Fidel Castro doesn’t die: He is in the hearts and minds of the children who lined the streets when his ashes were driven from Havana, tracing the route of the revolution back to Santiago de Cuba. – Louis Farrakhan

Every human being is a Muslim by nature, not by religious practice. By nature! – Louis Farrakhan

Prophet Muhammad was not a ritualistic man; he was the example of this Qur’an. Yes, he prayed; yes, he visited the Inner Sanctum of Allah and gave us five daily prayers, but he wanted us to live the meaning of that prayer. – Louis Farrakhan

Hillary [Clinton] can’t stop [Forces of Nature], [Bernie] Sanders can’t stop it, [Donald] Trump can’t stop it. But you can do something that will cause God to give America a longer time to exist as a nation. – Louis Farrakhan

If you look in the Muslim World right now, the Shia, the Sunni Muslims are standing at the brink of a pit of fire started by Western intervention and influence in pitting them against each other by exploiting their divisions. So the stage is set for war in that area of the world that would destroy that area as completely as what they are calling the failed state Libya making Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq failed states. – Louis Farrakhan

There’s no one who has the right to judge you. – Louis Farrakhan

Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy. – Louis Farrakhan

I did not know in the beginning how important the trip would be but we knew that Iran was in the crosshairs of the Neo-Conservative movement. And when you listen to Mr. Ted Cruz, the Republican presidential hopeful, and when you listen to Mr. Marco Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, when you listen to their language, it says to me that they are agents of the Neo-Conservative strategy. – Louis Farrakhan

I will never apologize to the Jewish community for telling the truth – Louis Farrakhan

They [Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz] will never give peace a chance because they are saying the moment they are elected, the first thing they will do is to rip up the agreement that allowed $150 billion of Iranian money to be returned to them. They don’t want this agreement and that will surely lead to war. – Louis Farrakhan

If the Sunni and Shia, or those nations that surround Saudi Arabia and those nations that gather around Tehran or Iran fight each other, that is the trigger that will bring about the War of Armageddon. – Louis Farrakhan

Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another. – Louis Farrakhan

There never has been a desire on the part of the government that the struggle of Black people in America should be linked to the struggle of our people in every part of the earth. Every leader that was international in scope and in reach became the target of the government – Paul Robeson, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Kwame Ture and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Any Black leader who would try to connect us to our brothers and sisters in Africa and Asia were seen as a threat and became a target. – Louis Farrakhan

I said this man [Donald Trump] is peeling back the onion of White civility; and every level of that onion that he peels back, more and more of the nakedness of rancor and hate and bitterness is coming up out of the followers. This is one of the most interesting of all of the political presidential runs that I have had the blessing of seeing in my 83 years on this planet. – Louis Farrakhan

I believe that Brother Fidel Castro is one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of the struggle of human beings to attain their human rights. – Louis Farrakhan

You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking. – Louis Farrakhan

The enemy has always been able to point the finger of suspicion and/or guilt to Black leaders that they are enriching themselves at the expense of the people. – Louis Farrakhan

Even though Donald Trump has the world shook up, he doesn’t have Allah shaken. – Louis Farrakhan

Neither Bernie Sanders, Hillary [Clinton], nor [Donald] Trump can stop the Wrath of God that is coming down on America. – Louis Farrakhan

I think that rather than condemning Islam, Islam needs to be studied by those who are sincere. – Louis Farrakhan

I found the speech, after listening to it in context, vile in manner, repugnant, malicious, mean-spirited and spoken in mockery of individuals and people, which is against the spirit of Islam. While I stand by the truths that he spoke, I must condemn in the strongest terms the manner in which those truths were represented. – Louis Farrakhan

As long as we see America and her wealth as something that we want, we will never leave Pharaoh. As God’s hand touched the wealth of Pharaoh, it is now touching the wealth of America. As the Black man and woman become more awakened to the wicked machinations of government, the aim is the same today: We should never be free of their influence and power. – Louis Farrakhan

There, in the middle of this mall is the Washington Monument, 555 feet high. But if we put a one in front of that 555 feet, we get 1555, the year that our first fathers landed on the shores of Jamestown, Virginia as slaves. – Louis Farrakhan

Let’s stop all of this foolishness and come together as a people or we will deserve the chastisement of God that is about to come down. Especially on the rich and the professional well-educated Black person who could make a way in the desert for our people, but you’re so tied to your slavemasters and their children. You don’t want to leave them nor do you want to lead your people into doing something for self. We’re at the end of it now. – Louis Farrakhan

When we live our lives not for vanity, but for the sake of God and the betterment of humanity, that’s what gives us immortality. – Louis Farrakhan

Let us build our own political machine. You’ve been in the Democratic Party, you got nothing. We were Republicans at one time, at least, we had a fake declaration of emancipation. No, if you and I unite with that man, and that man is Elijah Muhammad, the Messenger-Messiah, with the help of Allah he said, I will get you what you want and I know what you want for I am your brother. – Louis Farrakhan

The white right is trying to set Barack up to be assassinated… There are Christians praying for God to kill Obama. – Louis Farrakhan

It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people. – Louis Farrakhan

I know something of the good of Moammar Gadhafi that made me to love him as a brother and to feel a great sense of loss at his assassination… Gadhafi died in honor, fighting for the Libya that he believed in. – Louis Farrakhan

During the Month of Ramadan, you should be more careful of the words that you speak to your wife, to your children, to your neighbors, in the councils that you are a part of. That counsel should always be that I want for my brother what I want for myself. – Louis Farrakhan

So unless we come together as a people and stop our foolish beefing among each other, sit down like intelligent men and women and settle the things that divide us from each other, then come together like a solid wall and we could make something happen. – Louis Farrakhan

God will destroy America by the hands of the Muslims. God will not give Japan or Europe the honor of bringing down the United States; this is an honor God will bestow upon Muslims. – Louis Farrakhan

Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn’t offer anything back to our community. – Louis Farrakhan

These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic! – Louis Farrakhan

When your mind is focused and made up you don’t make excuses. You try. If you fail you try again. – Louis Farrakhan

There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth. – Louis Farrakhan

A woman will test you to see if you are what you say you are. Any woman that you fall in love with: She loves you too, but she’s going to try you; that’s her nature. She has to know that she can depend on you; she has to know that you will stand up for her. She has to know that you will back up the children that she brings in the world for us. – Louis Farrakhan

The people are drugged with religion; and that’s why the elites – who understand that it is just a ritual, and understand the truth of it but won’t teach the truth of it to awaken the masses of the people: so, the leaders live in luxury at the expense of the weak, at the expense of the poor. – Louis Farrakhan

You’ve got to take responsibility for the hell that you’ve been giving to our people not only in America, but in Haiti and the Caribbean, and now in Africa. [Hillary] Clinton, your hand is bloody – Louis Farrakhan

I don’t think that Saddam Hussein is deliberately starving his own people. I would think that a man who gets 99 percent of the people to vote for him in an election and the people love him so much, how would they love a man that is starving them? – Louis Farrakhan

Where are the Black businesses? They’re not here. The Koreans are here, the Chinese are here, the Arabs are here, the Indians are here. Everybody that wants to make a dollar is making a dollar on our lack of thought to do something for ourselves that was not present in that older generation that came from the South. – Louis Farrakhan

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people. – Louis Farrakhan

Never exalt people because they’re in your family; never exalt people because they’re your color; never exalt people because they’re your kinfolk. Exalt them because they’re worthy. – Louis Farrakhan

White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet. – Louis Farrakhan

You must recognize that the way to get the good out of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil. – Louis Farrakhan

The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity. – Louis Farrakhan

My god will wipe this country (America) from the face of the earth. – Louis Farrakhan

Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name. – Louis Farrakhan

America must be burned! America is no good at all. – Louis Farrakhan

Because wherever I am today, I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men – the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course, two very special women, my mother and my wife. – Louis Farrakhan

I loved Elijah Muhammad with a love that I can’t adequately describe. – Louis Farrakhan

They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters. – Louis Farrakhan

America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed. – Louis Farrakhan

Everything that I’m attempting to do is based on my understanding of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and what he wanted for his people. – Louis Farrakhan

I am not the same man I was 35 years ago. And I hope that five years and ten years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. – Louis Farrakhan

And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. – Louis Farrakhan

The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. – Louis Farrakhan

I hope that five years and ten years from now, I’ll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity. – Louis Farrakhan

As a result of that, America desires a moderate Islam; an Islam that America can control; an Islam that America can give direction to and give orders to its leaders. – Louis Farrakhan

Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles. – Louis Farrakhan

Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far. – Louis Farrakhan

I don’t think about my legacy, if indeed, I have one. – Louis Farrakhan

Because as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us. – Louis Farrakhan

Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm. – Louis Farrakhan

I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences. – Louis Farrakhan

I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of the past because the masses are tired. – Louis Farrakhan

A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings, we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted to reconcile differences. – Louis Farrakhan

They should regard me as what I am. I am a spiritual leader and teacher. – Louis Farrakhan

The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad’s confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. – Louis Farrakhan

Could it be that my circle is largely black and that it is why I am influential in black circles but not in white circles? – Louis Farrakhan

What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America. – Louis Farrakhan

However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me. – Louis Farrakhan

I believe that for the small numbers of Jewish people in the United States, they exercise a tremendous amount of influence on the affairs of government. – Louis Farrakhan

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam, and began to host meetings in cities and thousands and thousands of people come out. – Louis Farrakhan

If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. – Louis Farrakhan

But if I thought on it, I would like to be remembered as a brother who loved his people and did everything that I knew to fight for them, the liberation of our people. – Louis Farrakhan

I was never named in the early years as having anything to do with the assassination of Malcolm. – Louis Farrakhan

So, this war is against the Islam that the West does not control. – Louis Farrakhan

There is no one right now in my judgment that can unite the Black electorate in such a way to present our agenda to a nominee to have them forthrightly address our concerns. – Louis Farrakhan

We believe that only when you can reconcile with God and get clear with him that he will empower us to unify and change the realities under which we live. – Louis Farrakhan

United we can solve our problems and divided we have nothing. – Louis Farrakhan

We have seen an unprecedented number of black leaders of organizations come together to speak to Americans with one voice … this has never happened in our history. – Louis Farrakhan

Let’s go get a family and bring them home, – Louis Farrakhan

Let the American people hear both sides of this. – Louis Farrakhan

If we don’t make the movement inclusive, then we minimize the potential of leveraging the power of black, brown, red and poor, … can get us the necessary political and economic thrust that we need in order to change the harsh reality of the poor in the United States of America and elsewhere. – Louis Farrakhan

I firmly believe that if the people on those rooftops had blond hair and blue eyes and pale skin, something would have been done in a more timely manner, – Louis Farrakhan

I don’t think any person who goes through a life-threatening situation or a trial of a great magnitude comes out the same. – Louis Farrakhan

If someone has a difference with their mom, dad, their uncle, their cousin, their wife, their husband, children, with one another, go to that party and tell them why, give them a chance to acknowledge their wrong; give them a chance to confess it openly. – Louis Farrakhan

He had a very focused mission on the black people of America, the black people of the world, because our condition was so horrific from the years of slavery and injustice that we have experienced, – Louis Farrakhan

We can charge the government with criminal neglect of the people of New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi. For five days, the government did not act. Lives were lost. – Louis Farrakhan

I think we need a regime change in the United States of America. – Louis Farrakhan

is asking us to organize beyond political boundaries, religious differences, cultural differences. – Louis Farrakhan

It doesn’t matter how long I live, I want everything to be all right for our people, – Louis Farrakhan

I would hope that forgiveness would come to us for any remarks we made, and forgiveness would come to him and to all of us who, in our zeal, took different positions on a very controversial subject. – Louis Farrakhan

You are absolutely correct. The Millions More Movement is for all of us. . . . Please be assured that any member of our community that has gifts, skills, and talents to plan for the redemption of our people will be welcomed at the table. – Louis Farrakhan

We have to organize our people into an effective power base for change, – Louis Farrakhan

We have worked very hard, and now we will wait and see what God will bring. I hope he will bring a great crowd. – Louis Farrakhan

We need to think about a new political party. The Democrats have used us and abused us. They look at the black and the brown and the poor like this is a plantation, and our Democratic leaders are like the house Negro on the plantation of Democratic politics. – Louis Farrakhan

the pied pipers of our new world. Give them a chance. – Louis Farrakhan

We are dealing with a man who characteristically rises long before the sun comes up, … He practices his violin for two hours. He goes to the gym and works out for two or three hours. Then, he starts his business day (which can last) late into the night. – Louis Farrakhan

when the properly selected president was riding to his inauguration, people were saying, ‘Hail to the thief.’ No matter how much we voted, it didn’t mean that much. – Louis Farrakhan

We’re tired of begging others to do for us what we have the capacity to pool our resources – intellectually and financially – to do for ourselves. We will make demands from our government, but we know those demands will fall on deaf ears unless and until we are mobilized, sensitized and extremely organized. – Louis Farrakhan

This time we intend to create a movement, – Louis Farrakhan

This time, the day after the march is when the real work begins, – Louis Farrakhan

When the government wants something, they have to justify what they want by doing something — whether it injures a hundred, whether it injures a thousand, whether it injures millions, – Louis Farrakhan

The government will never do for the poor of this nation until and unless we organize effectively to make government respond to the needs of the poor, – Louis Farrakhan

This tells us that a new day is dawning in America. – Louis Farrakhan

Turn to your brother and hug your brother and tell your brother you love him, … Let’s carry this love all the way back to our cities and towns and never let it die, brothers. Never let it die. – Louis Farrakhan

Black people all over America and all over the world, there is something wrong with the way we have been trained in a white supremacist, racist environment. – Louis Farrakhan

criminal neglect of the people of New Orleans. – Louis Farrakhan

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is too white to represent us and so is the Red Cross, so we’re going to demand our place at the table, – Louis Farrakhan

Adopt a family, then the government can assist the families to get back on their feet, – Louis Farrakhan

This atmosphere was manipulated, and unfortunately it caused the death of brother Malcolm. So in that sense, I have been saying all along that my words helped to create this atmosphere, and so did the words of Minister Malcolm. – Louis Farrakhan

For five days, the government did not act. Lives were lost. We charge America with criminal neglect. – Louis Farrakhan

It makes no difference what we say, but it will make a difference what we do. If we mobilize and organize, we can accomplish that which we desire for the good of ourselves. – Louis Farrakhan

Education today is not what it was, and they’re asking you to pay for this, … Now, college professors, please don’t be angry with me, because it’s true that education cultivates the human being within and education brings it out to the glory of God. – Louis Farrakhan

Is this a means of getting rid of the poor? The black? … Is this a means of ensuring that in the elections there will never again be a black or Creole mayor of that city? – Louis Farrakhan

It will become a major holy day among not only our people, but I believe the American people as well. – Louis Farrakhan

The Millions More Movement is challenging all of us to rise above the things that have kept us divided in the past, by focusing us on the agenda of the Millions More Movement to see how all of us, with all of our varied differences, can come together and direct our energy, not at each other, but at the condition of the reality of the suffering of our people, that we might use all of our skills, gifts and talents to create a better world for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, – Louis Farrakhan

If there is a million, or less, or more, the meaning of this day will be determined by what we do tomorrow to create a movement, a real movement among our people. – Louis Farrakhan

Because he’s been vilified and demonized in the press, as I have, it doesn’t mean that I should stay away from a man who is doing so much good for so many people, – Louis Farrakhan

I went to the graduation the other night of my first great grandchild – he’s 21 or 22; and right at the graduation I looked, and 92 percent of those who graduated at the University of Illinois were females. Where can a Black female, who are now the lawyers, the engineers; they are the ones graduating with top degrees; where will they find in a Black male a counterpart that is equal to them? We are filling the jails, we are filling the prisons. – Louis Farrakhan

I’ll never violate my oath to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad to work night and day for the rise of my people. I’ve been at this for darn near 60 years; I’m too old now to do something different. – Louis Farrakhan

I am not crazy. I am not a man that hates this country in which I was born. I want to see you get past what you are facing. America is facing that which will destroy her as a nation and break her power completely. – Louis Farrakhan

I could never endorse any candidate because not one of them is saying that which would save America from the Wrath of Allah (God). – Louis Farrakhan

I said I liked what I am looking at because I felt he had a strength required of anyone who wished to save America, or move away the Wrath of Allah (God) plaguing not only America but the world with the forces of nature. – Louis Farrakhan

You’ll never make America great again, [Donald] Trump, but you can extend her time. – Louis Farrakhan

Once the world sees this Synagogue of Satan as it really is and knows the players, they fear what will happen to them. The world will turn against them and that is happening now as we speak. – Louis Farrakhan

The Middle East is now filled with death and destruction and that was the aim of Neo-Conservatives who planned this destruction of seven Muslim nations in five years and they are on schedule and the final nation in their sights to destroy is the Islamic Republic of Iran. – Louis Farrakhan

We have to make a distinction between members of the Jewish community who sincerely are trying to follow the laws, statutes and commandments of God in their covenant relationship with Him, but among them are those who say they are Jews and they are not. And this is why the scripture refers to them as the Synagogue of Satan because their work is an evil work. They are doing exactly what Satan is supposed to do – which is to spread evil, not to contain evil to himself but to spread evil to others and make others deviate from the laws, statutes and commandments of God. – Louis Farrakhan

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