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The boxing world is full of all kinds of corruption. ...
by Al Sharpton

The boxing world is full of all kinds of corruption.
- Al Sharpton

If you play the theatrics too much, you get in the way of your own cause.
- Al Sharpton

I was there during the first elections in South Africa.
I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
- Al Sharpton

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

 

We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son,
James Crow Jr., esquire.
- Al Sharpton

How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

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National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- Al Sharpton

The United States government has the obligation to
educate all young people in this country.
- Al Sharpton

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right.
I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants
running around in donkey clothes.
- Al Sharpton

Dr. King's general principles are universal.
But the things he confronted took place in another era.
- Al Sharpton

We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because,
in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances.
- Al Sharpton

I've seen enough things to know that if you just keep on going,
if you turn the corner, the sun will be shining.
- Al Sharpton

If you can get the proper definition of trouble,
then we can find out who the real troublemakers are.
- Al Sharpton

I was the first candidate to come out against this war,
spoke at every anti-war march.
- Al Sharpton

The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending
and creating allies around the world.
- Al Sharpton

It seems some have chosen to ignore or have simply
forgotten the big-picture vision promoted by Dr. King and his kin.
- Al Sharpton

James Brown became my father.
He would talk to me the way a father talked to a son.
He became the father I never had.
- Al Sharpton

I've seen too much in life to give up.
- Al Sharpton

Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes
wherever the polls lead him,
rather than leading the polls.
- Al Sharpton

The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments:
the right to bear arms,
school prayer.
- Al Sharpton

If O.J.
had been accused of killing his black wife,
you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
- Al Sharpton

One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own
children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself.
- Al Sharpton

We need an amendment that gives us the right to vote
protected by the federal government and the Constitution.
- Al Sharpton

My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9,
and I later became a Baptist minister,
which I am today.
- Al Sharpton

The dream was not to put one black family in the White house,
the dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.
- Al Sharpton

We're not anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- Al Sharpton

My ministry's always been one of social activism.
I think a responsible minister must be at some levels
involved in the social order.
- Al Sharpton

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me.
She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker,
put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways
in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table.
But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that
life is about not where you start,
but where you're going.
That's family values.
- Al Sharpton

Who defines terrorists? Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend.
- Al Sharpton

I've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

Evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White House.
- Al Sharpton

If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle,
why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care?
- Al Sharpton

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

During my 2004 presidential campaign,
I was fond of saying that it was high time for the
Christian right to meet the right Christians.
- Al Sharpton

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- Al Sharpton

It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,
after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule.
That's where the argument, to this day,
of reparations starts.
We never got the 40 acres.
We went all the way to Herbert Hoover,
and we never got the 40 acres.
We didn't get the mule.
So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.
- Al Sharpton

The promise of America is one immigration policy for
all who seek to enter our shores,
whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada,
there must be one set of rules for everybody.
We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act
as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior.
We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language."
No one gave them an English test before they sent them
to Iraq to fight for America.
- Al Sharpton

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi

Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing
are just metaphors for other things,
I think I've made one that's actually about boxing and not a metaphor.
- Walter Hill

Attack is only one half of the art of boxing.
- Georges Carpentier

Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world
during the 1950's when it seemed that he would either
win or lose the championship about every three or four months.
- Dick Schaap

I am the astronaut of boxing.
Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots.
I'm in a world of my own.
- Muhammad Ali

Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct,
not necessarily a killer instinct.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing.
I think he's done some very good things and I think
he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think
I could have promoted Ali.
- Dick Schaap

See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much
and that's why I will never allow anyone to mistreat
the sport of boxing if I can help it.
- Alexis Arguello

Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook,
your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
- Joe Frazier

And I love kick boxing.
It's a lot of fun.
It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.
- Alicia Keys

But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
- Rod Taylor

Some people who love boxing might love Mike Tyson,
but people outside of the sport are generally repulsed by him and therefore,
repulsed by the sport.
- Dick Schaap

I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing;
if I hurt a guy,
I normally take him out.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom.
I had a good resume.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
- Muhammad Ali

Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
- Frank Bruno

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
- George Foreman

I love boxing.
There's something fierce about using your body's force that way.
- Sophia Bush

Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated,
but you wanted to see him.
I happen to really love him.
He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh.
- Gerry Cooney

I think it's fair to say I've always been a boxing fan.
- Walter Hill

I like boxing movies.
One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films,
is the boxing.
The actual boxing usually sucks.
- Omar Epps

Handball, swimming, running, jumping,
basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
- Gene Tunney

When I came into boxing, I brought it to the next level
with adverts and doing pantomime and people just got
jealous of me doing that.
- Frank Bruno

In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic.
You listened to fights on the radio,
and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.
- Joseph Barbera

I've always wanted to do a boxing movie.
- Walter Hill

New York's like a boxing match.
In Hollywood, it's like a Fellini movie or something.
- John Cusack

I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid.
I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.
- Billy Joel

Sure, there have been injuries and deaths in boxing -
but none of them serious.
- Alan Minter

I didn't push Cory.
I wanted him to decide if he wanted to go into boxing and he did.
Can't blame it on me.
- Leon Spinks

A boxing match is like a cowboy movie.
There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys.
And that's what people pay for - to see the bad guys get beat.
- Sonny Liston


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