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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The boxing world is full of all kinds of corruption.
- 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've seen too much in life to give up.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is only in the fundamentalist religions that women
are relegated to second class.
Radical Evangelicals, Muslims, and Jews all have the same view of women.
- Sally Quinn

I think the real place where most evangelicals have
trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion.
- Tony Campolo

The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals
and Democrats have to face up to is that the political
right controls the religious media.
- Tony Campolo

In particular, the emerging call from our nation's
evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial.
- Jim Clyburn

When leading evangelicals say terrible things about Islam,
evil things about Islam, terrible things about Muhammad,
they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
- Tony Campolo

I think there are other issues that the Democrats could
use to rally evangelicals.
There are a lot of us, for instance,
who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible.
- Tony Campolo

When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that
a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American.
And most African Americans - well over 90 percent,
thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical -
will probably vote Democratic.
- Tony Campolo

I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny
gay couples their legal rights.
However, most of us don't want to call it marriage,
because we think that word has religious connotations,
and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
- Tony Campolo

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington


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