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Anita Hill Quotes and Sayings

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One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Related topics: Legal

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's
behavior and actions make a difference.
That my actions are important to people other than myself.
- Anita Hill

 

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our
court that continues to undermine the system.
Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic
to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill

The experience of testifying and the aftermath have changed my life.
- Anita Hill

It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.
- Anita Hill

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I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message,
rather than looking at the content of the message itself.
- Anita Hill

During this period at the Department of Education,
my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive.
- Anita Hill

When I think of what has happened in a larger sense,
beyond myself, then I would not change anything.
- Anita Hill

I think, though, as African-American women,
we are always trained to value our community even at
the expense of ourselves,
and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.
- Anita Hill

Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about
sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way,
I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects.
- Anita Hill

I see myself as an educator.
- Anita Hill

I did what my conscience told me to do,
and you can't fail if you do that.
- Anita Hill

If you think about the way the hearings were structured,
the hearings were really about Thomas' race and my gender.
- Anita Hill

Certainly my life will not ever be as private and discreet,
and perhaps I should even use the word insulated,
as it was before.
- Anita Hill

What we really need to be understanding is that all
of these things matter and they all stem from the fact
that certain people live with power and authority and
they want to maintain it.
- Anita Hill

I was aware, however, that telling at any point in
my career could adversely affect my future career.
- Anita Hill

My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life.
It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me,
and that I had never spoken to them about.
- Anita Hill

The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it,
as well as race discrimination.
- Anita Hill

In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have
had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since.
- Anita Hill

Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life,
but it is very close to having to live through the
experience that occasion this meeting.
- Anita Hill

I became the messenger who had to be killed.
- Anita Hill

I have no personal vendetta against Clarence Thomas.
I seek only to provide the committee with information
which it may regard as relevant.
- Anita Hill

For my undergraduate work, I went to Oklahoma State
University and graduated from there in 1977.
- Anita Hill

But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it.
There are other issues - political issues,
gender issues - that people need to be educated about.
- Anita Hill

Well, of course it was a very trying time for me,
and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive.
A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying
they were praying for me.
Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped.
- Anita Hill

But I think it would be irresponsible for me not to
say what I really believe in my heart to be true -
that there are some serious inequities that we face
as women and that we can work to address these inequities.
- Anita Hill

I am really proud to be a part in whatever way of women
becoming active in the political scene.
I think it was the first time that people came to terms
with the reality of what it meant to have a Senate
made up of 98 men and two women.
- Anita Hill

I thought that by saying no and explaining my reasons
my employer would abandon his social suggestions.
However, to my regret, in the following few weeks,
he continued to ask me out on several occasions.
- Anita Hill

What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand
that these things mattered -
not necessarily for me,
but in this particular forum they mattered in terms
of whether of not we were getting a person who should
sit on the Supreme Court.
- Anita Hill

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

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)

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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