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Clarence Thomas Quotes and Sayings

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Unfortunately, the reality was that,
for political reasons or whatever,
there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws,
or at least there was a perceived need to do that.
- Clarence Thomas

I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand,
and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
- Clarence Thomas

The thing that bothered me when I was in college was
that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that got me to where I was.
- Clarence Thomas

We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964.
- Clarence Thomas

 

I' been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings.
- Clarence Thomas

I have to admit that I'm one of those people that thinks
the dishwasher is a miracle.
- Clarence Thomas

I don't believe in quotas.
America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights,
not group rights.
- Clarence Thomas

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Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
- Clarence Thomas

Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road,
becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at
which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy.
- Clarence Thomas

I do think that our freedoms are at risk.
- Clarence Thomas

I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the
destination and got off the train.
He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person,
but I'm not a nationalist.
- Clarence Thomas

I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings,
yes.
- Clarence Thomas

But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans
for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies
just is not reflective of their opinions.
- Clarence Thomas

The myths that are created about the South,
about the way we grew up, about black people,
are wrong.
- Clarence Thomas

It really bugs me that someone will tell me,
after I spent 20 years being educated,
how I'm supposed to think.
- Clarence Thomas

I think, though, if I had to look at the role of government
and what it does in people's lives,
I see the EEOC as having much more legitimacy than the others,
if properly run.
- Clarence Thomas

I was sympathetic to virtually all groups that wanted
to get away from the old system.
- Clarence Thomas

Oh, I don't think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration.
That's not his style.
But I think his attitude has always been if it had
to be done he'd prefer me to do it than somebody else.
- Clarence Thomas

Even as someone who's labeled a conservative -
I'm a Republican I'm black,
I'm heading up this organization in the Reagan administration -
I can say that conservatives don't exactly break their
necks to tell blacks that they're welcome.
- Clarence Thomas

I don't know one of my friends who is considered a
conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly
think through everything.
You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not
going to win any popularity contests.
- Clarence Thomas

I think segregation is bad, I think it's wrong,
it's immoral.
I'd fight against it with every breath in my body,
but you don't need to sit next to a white person to
learn how to read and write.
The NAACP needs to say that.
- Clarence Thomas

But what I believe is that if a person's individual
rights or right to be a part of our economic system
is violated under statute,
we aggressively go after it.
But we don't issue mandates to businesses that you've
got to do this and you've got to do that.
- Clarence Thomas

When you look at where the real problems are among
minorities in our society,
particularly blacks, it's at the bottom.
It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate,
neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime,
drugs, the whole bit.
- Clarence Thomas

And I don't think that government has a role in telling
people how to live their lives.
Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does,
maybe there's another set of moral codes,
but I don't think government has a role.
- Clarence Thomas

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is sad but unfortunately true that
man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago,
but unfortunately he lived a year longer.
- Eugene Ormandy

When I started out in the early 1930s,
there were a great many magazines that published short stories.
Unfortunately, the short-story market has dwindled to almost nothing.
- Irwin Shaw

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people
in themselves in the world.
Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11,
unfortunately it's gone.
- Andrea Corr

We all pulled together at the right time,
unfortunately, we were down 3-0 to the Yankees when we decided to do it,
but we did it.
And we shocked the world.
- Johnny Damon

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

I guess they just wanted to scoop a bunch of people up,
hoping they got me, and unfortunately they did.
- Sherman Austin

Unfortunately, we are still in an age where individuals
may be discriminated against because of health conditions.
- Lois Capps

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of
an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
- Bill Griffith

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
- Carrie Fisher

Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided
to punish our changing technological world.
- Dennis Hastert

What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional'
Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds.
Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.
- Martin Short

Unfortunately, there are no mulligans when it comes
to pro football contracts.
- Jay Mohr

Unfortunately, since the Sept.
11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.
- Hunter Tylo

I think, unfortunately or fortunately,
the reality of Hollywood is that if your movie makes money,
they'll make another one.
- Jonathan Frakes

Sometimes the right thing gets done for the wrong reason and sometimes,
unfortunately, the wrong thing gets done for the right reason.
- James Carville

Whatever starts in California,
unfortunately has an inclination to spread.
- Jimmy Carter

As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas.
Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and
none of the original ideas is sound.
- Harold MacMillan

Unfortunately, the American justice system is just
riddled with lies and inconsistencies.
- Tommy Chong

I think, unfortunately, some people are just bad,
they're just born bad, and I don't know why.
- Judge Mills Lane

There are three rules for writing a novel.
Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We were happily married for eight months.
Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years.
- Nick Faldo

We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show,
but unfortunately no one was watching us.
- Josh Hartnett

Unfortunately, my district like many others across
the country has a problem with gangs,
which is why I introduced this amendment.
- Bob Filner

Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality,
which exists in all parts of the world,
unfortunately.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Well, California used to be in the dream-making business,
and unfortunately what's happened I think we're now
in the dream-breaking business.
- Meg Whitman

My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee.
Unfortunately, she was just coming home.
- Rodney Dangerfield

They were concerned about the racial issue.
They thought it was not a safe issue to go Asian,
unfortunately.
- Lucy Liu

We all want peace.
Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended
by fighting terror and tyranny.
- James H. Douglas

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately,
you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
- Ulysses S. Grant

I was wrong to vote for this war.
Unfortunately, I'll have to live with that forever.
And the lesson I learned from it is to put more faith in my own judgment.
- John Edwards

Without accepting the fact that everything changes,
we cannot find perfect composure.
But unfortunately, although it is true,
it is difficult for us to accept it.
Because we cannot accept the truth of transience,
we suffer.
- Shunryu Suzuki

Sex and the City changed New York-New York's become a big shoe store now,
unfortunately.
- Chris Noth

Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are
based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern
is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
- Len Wein

Unfortunately, I've never been mistaken as Johnny Depp.
- Gilbert Gottfried

Unfortunately or fortunately, in order to become acquainted
with the idiom of country or rock music,
it is necessary to occasionally play in a bar.
Bars are a rehearsal place.
- Garth Hudson

Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance.
We've already played them twice.
- Trevor Brooking


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