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My ministry's always been one of social activism.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 a thoroughly anti-christian doctrine that the Spirit of God,
and therefore the life and governing power of the Church,
resides in the ministry, to the exclusion of the people.
- Charles Hodge

With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work
on the California Alliance For Arts Education.
- Sally Kirkland

It's not just being called to the ministry that counts.
- James Green Somerville

In the end, the Foreign Ministry had no power at all to do anything.
- Lloyd Cutler

Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office,
and not merely a work.
- Charles Hodge

I know the world is hungry for good ministry.
- James Green Somerville

To understand this Christmas record,
you have to understand our ministry.
- John Tesh

One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your
own relationship with God where it needs to be.
- Harold Warner

Priesthood is forever and does not cease when a priest
cannot carry out that priestly ministry.
- Arthur Middleton

I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense.
I never knew, but I always learned.
- Shimon Peres

But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did -
of course,
television when I was growing up, there was no television.
So I didn't know anything about it.
- Pat Robertson

When it comes to the income of the ministry,
I have no problem talking about it or what happens to the money.
- Benny Hinn

I am not officially involved now in the direction of
the Teen Challenge ministry,
but I rejoice that God permits me to be the father of these ministries.
- David Wilkerson

If there is anything that keeps the mind open to angel visits,
and repels the ministry of ill, it is human love.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis

I'm only here on Earth to serve God.
I never had a career.
I don't care about commercialism.
I have a ministry and I'll fight for the ministry.
- Larry Norman

One I've been passionately committed to,
of course, is women's ministry; I believe solidly in
it as a Gospel issue and we've found our way through that.
- George Carey

God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience.
This is what He wants.
It's awesome.
I don't know where He's gonna take it-but God is building this thing.
- Willie Aames

Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents.
Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds,
tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.
- Aldrich Ames

Our ministry also supports orphanages in the U.S.
and overseas, thousands of poor children in Latin America,
drug centers for addicted men, and a drug center in Israel.
- David Wilkerson

A successful woman preacher was once asked what special
obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one,
she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

Our ministry is debt free and we have not had to beg or plead for finances.
- David Wilkerson

From the beginning, this has been a faith-based ministry.
- David Wilkerson

I am looking forward to even greater healings and miracles in my ministry.
- Benny Hinn

The Teen Challenge Training Center on Pennsylvania
farmland houses over 200 men in rehab.
Other farms and centers have been birthed out of this
ministry all over the world.
- David Wilkerson

As far as spiritual influences in Christian music,
I would say Crystal Lewis - a lot of her songs especially.
The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
- Stacie Orrico

The true character of ministry is a servants heart.
- Harold Warner

We believe our music is our ministry and we love to
spread it everywhere we go.
- Clarence Williams

I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But,
am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry?
- Wilfred Owen

While I am the one who made the choice to enter the ministry,
there was a choice before that one, the choice God
made in calling me to be his in the first place.
- James Green Somerville

Our supporters support us for one reason,
people pray for us for one reason - because of the healing ministry.
- Benny Hinn

It stands, essentially, for the application of increased
energy to the efforts already undertaken by my ministry
since 1934 with the results shown in the above statistics.
- Hjalmar Schacht

The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry.
It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world,
even in Muslim countries.
These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics,
all which are reaching many.
- David Wilkerson


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