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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do you make things fair?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- 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've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want to question what the outside is and who defines it.
I often find those that are considered to be on the
outside extremely inspiring.
- Mira Nair

It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship,
but whether your parents are citizens,
and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am -
if that defines a punk,
then yes, absolutely.
- Andre Agassi

We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity -
that is what defines us.
Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here.
- Angela Merkel

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community
more clearly than people who regard themselves,
or whom the consensus chooses to regard,
as mentally unwell.
- Renata Adler

The atmosphere defines the environment of sound.
- Bill Laswell

What you invest your time in defines who you are.
- Todd Duncan

I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects
the player's personality.
If something defines his character, then it will also
define his way of playing.
- Vladimir Kramnik

I am all about health...
and to me, size is not what defines your health.
- Teri Hatcher

Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term,
but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person.
- Todd Akin

What we now call the browser is whatever defines the web.
What fits in the browser is the World Wide Web and
a number of trivial standards to handle that so that the content comes.
- Ted Nelson

It can even be a single note which defines the entire song.
- Leon Redbone

I have yet to write that one song that defines my career.
- Sheryl Crow

It's not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me.
- Christian Bale

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed,
but that's OK with me.
I don't feel that really defines me.
Should I change who I am to be popular?
- Kevin Costner

Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.
- Bart Starr

The risk to be percieved defines the duty to be obeyed.
- Benjamin Cardozo

What I do now defines who I am as a woman and how people see me;
they don't see me as a little girl.
- Ashlee Simpson

It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome.
That's what defines your career.
- Carlton Fisk

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself.
To cut yourself out of stone.
- Henry Rollins

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines
my character and the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness,
immobilized by the gravity of my loss,
or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure
the most precious gift I have -
life itself.
- Walter Anderson

The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit.
The courage to root out and destroy the killers.
And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our
values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it.
- Nick Clooney

War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation
of the United States in the world today,
and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and
extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower,
of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

When the media defines something, you have to question:
Is it the definition that you want applied to your
culture? I'm trying to determine who's leaving the legacy,
and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one.
- Tim Reid

A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies
or ideas that you can put together that nobody put
together that way before.
That's how the patent office defines it.
That's an invention.
- Dean Kamen

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness
to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
This is the principle behind lotteries,
dating, and religion.
- Scott Adams

I'm a former hippie, so clothes are important to me -
your clothes defined you in that period.
I guess clothes still defines people.
But, I change a lot.
I'm in my Brooks Brothers period now.
- John Hughes

I've come up with another formulation about style:
that it's essentially a manifestation of a certain
habitual set of limitations.
It's what a composer does NOT do that defines a style.
- James Tenney

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

We will not let terrorists change our way of life;
we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine
the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
- Adam Schiff

Without action, we are going to continue to allow Iran
to be a safe harbor for terrorists,
see its economy further deteriorate,
and see the Middle East further destabilize.
- Russ Carnahan

Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between
Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe.
We should draw strength from that fact.
- Gijs de Vries


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