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I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

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

National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- 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've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes
wherever the polls lead him,
rather than leading the polls.
- 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 Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle,
why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care?
- Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

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

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room,
in my family, in my heart.
- Anita Diament

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

We were raised in an Italian-American household,
although we didn't speak Italian in the house.
We were very proud of being Italian,
and had Italian music,
ate Italian food.
- Francis Ford Coppola

I had been raised on country and western in Missouri.
But gospel was great.
- Steve Cropper

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised,
like a target, to a position to be fired at.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Christine and I haven't raised our children.
A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed
to helping them become faithful,
competent adults.
- Clayton Christensen

I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.
- John Waters

When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California,
it raised the I.Q.
of both states.
- Will Rogers

I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask,
Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said,
We're not going to fall into that.
- Laura Dern

As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio,
about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the
Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
- Neil Armstrong

In New York, after that famous home run,
they expected me to be up there every year.
That homer raised me to a high level,
with the top guys in the game.
- Bobby Thomson

For many of us who were born and raised in this country,
including me, it's sometimes easy to forget how special America really is.
- Marco Rubio

The walls are raised against honest men in civic life.
- William H. O'Connell

I think we're in a time when everyone's afraid to have sex.
But I was raised being beautiful and healthy.
- Alyssa Milano

I was raised Catholic and I'm Presbyterian now,
but I've always been a Christian, regardless of denomination.
I believe that Jesus is the way.
- Patricia Heaton

Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an
independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn't need a man.
I think that's wrong.
I think we all need someone.
- Boris Kodjoe

My kids get everything they want and are raised well.
- Suge Knight

I was raised on a little farm about 12 miles out of Portsmouth,
Ohio.
- Roy Rogers

The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions,
and it was OK to say, I'm not sure.
I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection.
- Peter Jennings

Japan's humid and warm summer climate,
as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight
timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors.
- Harry Seidler

It sounds like something from a Woody Guthrie song,
but it's true; I was raised in a freight car.
- Merle Haggard

Tax rates should never be raised in some brackets without
being raised in all brackets.
- Bradley A. Smith

I was raised in Brooklyn, and I lived there for 59 years.
- Herbie Mann

This tragic brow, these closed eyes,
eyebrows raised and knotted.
- Frederick Leboyer


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