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The United States government has the obligation to
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

How do you make things fair?
- 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

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

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

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

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

We're not anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- 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 used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical
marriage is complete and the drama ends.
Then we wake from history and enter eternity.
- Robert Anton Wilson

More than 60,000 jobs have been lost in the commercial
aviation industry in the United States since 1999.
- Norm Dicks

The day that I was elected to the United States Senate
remains among the most cherished of my life.
- Robert Torricelli

Every citizen or subject of another country,
while domiciled here, is within the allegiance and the protection,
and consequently subject to the jurisdiction,
of the United States.
- Horace Gray

All the American women had purple noses and gray lips
and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder.
I recognized that the United States could be my life's work.
- Helena Rubinstein

To be President of the United States,
sir, is to act as advocate for a blind,
venomous, and ungrateful client.
- John Updike

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out.
It makes the United States look very bad here.
And much more like an occupation force than it did before.
- Jon Lee Anderson

Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature,
are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
- Titus Livius

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

To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS.
Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States,
our challenge is even greater.
- Solomon Ortiz

The United States is not a nation based upon race,
creed, or religion - we are a nation based upon our
loyalty and allegiance to our country and her principles.
- Jim Ryun

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge stands
to not only increase the United States' oil reserves by nearly 50 percent,
but it will create thousands of good U.S.
jobs.
- Bob Ney

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States;
the only thing is,
I could be just as proud for half the money.
- Arthur Godfrey

When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain,
sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles,
- but never England.
- George Mikes

All the sparrows on the rooftops are crying about the
fact that the most imperialist nation that is supporting
the colonial regime in the colonies is the United States of America.
- Nikita Khrushchev

The president's dream of a worldwide liberal utopia
is going to undermine the security of the United States.
- Peter King


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