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One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

How do you make things fair?
- 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

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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

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

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

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 used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- 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 government has the obligation to
educate all young people in this 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments:
the right to bear arms,
school prayer.
- 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 there during the first elections in South Africa.
I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
- Al Sharpton

We're not anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- 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 play the theatrics too much, you get in the way of your own cause.
- Al Sharpton

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

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

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

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

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

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy


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