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But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans
by Clarence Thomas

But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans
for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies
just is not reflective of their opinions.
- Clarence Thomas

We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964.
- Clarence Thomas

I don't believe in quotas.
America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights,
not group rights.
- Clarence Thomas

It really bugs me that someone will tell me,
after I spent 20 years being educated,
how I'm supposed to think.
- Clarence Thomas

 

I was sympathetic to virtually all groups that wanted
to get away from the old system.
- Clarence Thomas

I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings,
yes.
- Clarence Thomas

The thing that bothered me when I was in college was
that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that got me to where I was.
- Clarence Thomas

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Unfortunately, the reality was that,
for political reasons or whatever,
there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws,
or at least there was a perceived need to do that.
- Clarence Thomas

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
- Clarence Thomas

I have to admit that I'm one of those people that thinks
the dishwasher is a miracle.
- Clarence Thomas

I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the
destination and got off the train.
He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person,
but I'm not a nationalist.
- Clarence Thomas

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road,
becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at
which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
- Clarence Thomas

I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand,
and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
- Clarence Thomas

I do think that our freedoms are at risk.
- Clarence Thomas

I think, though, if I had to look at the role of government
and what it does in people's lives,
I see the EEOC as having much more legitimacy than the others,
if properly run.
- Clarence Thomas

The myths that are created about the South,
about the way we grew up, about black people,
are wrong.
- Clarence Thomas

I' been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings.
- Clarence Thomas

When you look at where the real problems are among
minorities in our society,
particularly blacks, it's at the bottom.
It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate,
neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime,
drugs, the whole bit.
- Clarence Thomas

And I don't think that government has a role in telling
people how to live their lives.
Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does,
maybe there's another set of moral codes,
but I don't think government has a role.
- Clarence Thomas

Even as someone who's labeled a conservative -
I'm a Republican I'm black,
I'm heading up this organization in the Reagan administration -
I can say that conservatives don't exactly break their
necks to tell blacks that they're welcome.
- Clarence Thomas

Oh, I don't think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration.
That's not his style.
But I think his attitude has always been if it had
to be done he'd prefer me to do it than somebody else.
- Clarence Thomas

I think segregation is bad, I think it's wrong,
it's immoral.
I'd fight against it with every breath in my body,
but you don't need to sit next to a white person to
learn how to read and write.
The NAACP needs to say that.
- Clarence Thomas

But what I believe is that if a person's individual
rights or right to be a part of our economic system
is violated under statute,
we aggressively go after it.
But we don't issue mandates to businesses that you've
got to do this and you've got to do that.
- Clarence Thomas

I don't know one of my friends who is considered a
conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly
think through everything.
You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not
going to win any popularity contests.
- Clarence Thomas

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

You know that you have fully experienced love
when you turn into love -
that is the spiritual goal of life.
- Deepak Chopra

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that love has no limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are special, and unique in all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know that love conquers fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau


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