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We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son,
by Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated.
- Albert Meltzer

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
- Henry Rollins

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated,
because of its dynamic and diverse population and because
it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty.
- Michael Bloomberg

We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours.
- David Letterman

I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence
in his ability was defeated,
after doing his level best to win, always received
an ovation from the gathering.
- Major Taylor

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
- Ernest Hemingway

If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated.
I've got the tools to do it.
I never did question my tools.
- Billy Higgins

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does.
A man is not finished when he's defeated.
He's finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do,
now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated.
- Paul Williams

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
- Arthur Calwell

In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is
a refusal to be educated.
- Margaret Halsey

The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did,
but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

A man is not finished when he is defeated.
He is finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when
he and his followers were small in number.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
- Virgil

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,
while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
- Sun Tzu

Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated
as yesterday's triumphant Cause.
- Phyllis McGinley

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs,
and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.
- Newt Gingrich

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
- Marcus Garvey

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life.
The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...
it is finished when it surrenders.
- Ben Stein

Truth cannot be defeated.
- Edwin Louis Cole

It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war,
Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated.
- C. L. R. James

Love is never defeated, and I could add,
the history of Ireland proves it.
- Pope John Paul II

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated
can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up
with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
- Muhammad Ali

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world.
It means resilience in the face of adversity.
It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry


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