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The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending
by Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

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

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How do you make things fair?
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

I was the first candidate to come out against this war,
spoke at every anti-war march.
- 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're not anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- Al Sharpton

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

The United States government has the obligation to
educate all young people in this country.
- 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'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've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end,
it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
- Doug Larson

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its
ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
- William Ralph Inge

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body;
the two are ever united.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

If the United Nations is a country unto itself,
then the commodity it exports most is words.
- Esther B. Fein

I haven't, in the 23 years that I have been in the
uniformed services of the United States of America,
ever violated an order - not one.
- Oliver North

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals.
- Juliette G. Low

The problem with a lot of Chinese is that they put
up divisions between Taiwanese,
Hong Kong natives, mainlanders.
We are never united.
I really hope that the Chinese can be more united.
- Martin Yan

The Constitution of the United States was made not
merely for the generation that then existed,
but for posterity- unlimited, undefined,
endless, perpetual posterity.
- Henry Clay

Contrast the United States with any country on the
face of the earth today and ask yourself whether the
situation of the United States is not the best to be found.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States doesn't lead it -
sometimes imperfectly,
but mostly with honor - who will?
- Cal Thomas

By and large the United States has been able to resist
the temptation to close its doors to the world.
- Roger Mahony

Unlike any other business in the United States,
sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence.
- Lewis H. Lapham

Los Angeles has the greatest concentration of surviving
movie palaces in the United States,
yet most residents have never been inside one of them.
- Leonard Maltin

Like my colleague, I represent a large Assyrian community in central California,
one of the largest concentrations of Assyrian Americans
anywhere in the United States.
- Dennis Cardoza

The entire exhibitions industry in the United States
of America has filed for bankruptcy.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg

Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent
of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier.
- Marty Meehan

We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations
to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support
for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy.
- Dick Cheney

The United States never lost a war or won a conference.
- Will Rogers

If the Mets can win the World Series,
the United States can get out of Vietnam.
- Tom Seaver

The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory.
It was assumed that you would be good before you got
in and not that being in would make you good.
- John Foster Dulles

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells


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