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National Action Network, the group I founded,
by 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

Evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White 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

 

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- 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 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 think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

I think the government has to reposition environment
on top of their national and international priorities.
- Brian Mulroney

Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah,
driving the primitive roads and cars of that day,
were real adventures.
- Paul D. Boyer

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
- Lewis Mumford

It's a national concern, I mean how we dispose of nuclear waste in a safe way,
how we deal with this incredible amount of nuclear
waste we have created over the years.
- Tom Udall

The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism.
- Arthur Seyss-Inquart

These are national problems that require national solutions.
- Thomas Menino

Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity,
which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts
a nation and develops patriotism and courage.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I have reaffirmed my political will to work towards national unity.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika

I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral.
- Michael W. Smith

All 50 states had the same national economy.
And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at,
Michigan has moved up and improved against the others.
- John Engler

Clearly, this Sino-Japanese War of more than four years
was a considerable burden on Japan's national power
and an obstacle to the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
- Tojo Hideki

We are a people in a quandary about the present.
We are a people in search of our future.
We are a people in search of a national community.
- Barbara Jordan

These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French,
all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied
almost without limit and apply to all national languages.
- Edward Sapir

Instead of a national curriculum for education,
what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child.
- Charles Handy

Major League Baseball is a national institution and
we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes
to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
- Bud Selig

The will to work of everyone in the country is the
best guarantee of national survival.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

Because of new technologies, new wealth,
new conditions of domestic life and of international relations,
unprecedented criteria and issues are coming up for national decision.
- Herman Kahn

Thus we have at least a national song that unites all Germans,
and is the symbol of our sixty-million nation.
- Friedrich Ebert

There was a project at Lawrence Livermore National
Labs where many years ago they went down this path
for scripting and controlling very large numerical calculations.
- Guido van Rossum

How we continue to fund Medicare and Medicaid into
the future is a pressing issue of national concern.
- James T. Walsh

The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
- Georg Brandes

There is no room in baseball for discrimination.
It is our national pastime and a game for all.
- Lou Gehrig

The whole of our national sport is not doing very well.
- Ted Dexter

We must focus much more on developing countries' own policies and priorities,
and increase policy and operational coherence between national,
regional and multilateral actors.
- Anna Lindh

I think Karl Rove saw that in George W. Bush early
on and understood the impact that he could have on
Texas politics and probably on national politics.
- Ed Gillespie

The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result,
is national efficiency.
- Gifford Pinchot

But the federal government, our collective government,
has responsibilities that none of these other levels
of government can fulfill;
and chief among these is national defense.
- Don Nickles

This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and
echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away
and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice.
- Jim Walsh

I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University.
I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

I certainly believe that improving our intelligence
is of important national interest.
- Jeff Sessions


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