63 Total Quotes

Al Sharpton Quotes

Al Sharpton
She was truly the first lady of the human rights movement. The only thing worse than losing her is if we never had her.
Al Sharpton
#Human Rights

Al Sharpton
I haven't done the things I've done to be in a sitcom.
Al Sharpton
#Sitcom

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
#American Politician

Al Sharpton
This is not about what party you're part of. This is about right and wrong, ... the conscience of this nation.
Al Sharpton
#Conscience

Al Sharpton
Many in our community have to live in fear of both the cops and the robbers. What concrete steps would you take to end police brutality and racial profiling?
Al Sharpton
#Community

Al Sharpton
I can't see how an unarmed man rejecting a drug deal ended up dead,
Al Sharpton
#Man

Al Sharpton
We're going to use this Amadou Diallo case to stop this in these United States once and for all. Just like we needed the federal government to come into Alabama and Mississippi 30 years ago, we need the federal government to come into New York to deal with the police today.
Al Sharpton
#United States

Al Sharpton
We blacks had problems in the '60s and we solved them by marching. We've still got problems -- let's march.
Al Sharpton
#Problems

Al Sharpton
I think that one of the responsible ways of making decisions is to talk to the people that you both have struggled with. We want to see Bush defeated, but we also want to see our constituency dealt with. And how that will play out, we'll know in the next day or so.
Al Sharpton
#People

Al Sharpton
We hope to appeal to all sides to try and have some type of truce or cease-fire. We are not on either side. We are on the side of getting help for the children -- medical care as well for those that have been displaced.
Al Sharpton
#Fire

Al Sharpton
Somebody had to bring the truth to the doorstep of this president.
Al Sharpton
#Truth

Al Sharpton
I was very impressed with how mature he was for his age,
Al Sharpton
#Age And Aging

Al Sharpton
a shining example of young people's involvement.
Al Sharpton
#Example

Al Sharpton
Don't be hard on yourself about hooting and hollering. If I had spent the money you did and got 18 percent, I'd still be in Iowa hooting and hollering.
Al Sharpton
#Money

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

Al Sharpton
Who defines terrorists? Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend.
Al Sharpton
#American Politician

Al Sharpton
It is wrong that people are dying as we speak with no stated reason.
Al Sharpton
#People

Al Sharpton
I feel that it is our moral obligation to stand and to be courageous with these families, and particularly Cindy, that have become the conscience of this nation.
Al Sharpton
#Obligation

Al Sharpton
The civil rights movement and the peace movement was not made from big names ... and I wanted to come on the anniversary with ordinary people that are doing what I think Dr. King would have wanted us to do today.
Al Sharpton
#Civil Rights

Al Sharpton
We're going to show up and turn around this country. This is not the end of the day, this is the beginning of a regeneration of a movement.
Al Sharpton
#Country

Al Sharpton
Not only are we now getting convictions of police on misconduct, but actually for the conspiracy. This is a real blow to the blue wall of silence.
Al Sharpton
#Police

Al Sharpton
We want all of these policeman to face justice.
Al Sharpton
#Justice

Al Sharpton
I do not think the responsible thing to do, as this congressman is doing, is to try and put out a mass panic.
Al Sharpton
#Congressman

Al Sharpton
I cannot imagine where we would have been without BET. Many like me who operate in black America can only get our balanced story told nationally on BET talk shows.
Al Sharpton
#America

Al Sharpton
This is no time for bowing and scraping. This is no time for buck dancing and genuflecting. Our people are dying in Iraq, are being drowned in New Orleans, and you're going to sit around scared?
Al Sharpton
#Dancing

Al Sharpton
Rosa Parks is in history because she made this nation deal with changing the laws and policies of this nation unlike anybody else.
Al Sharpton
#History

Al Sharpton
You ought to make one commitment in her name to yourself. You ought to resolve that you are going to do something that makes a difference because we're here because she made a difference.
Al Sharpton
#Commitment

Al Sharpton
It is the height of hypocrisy for George Bush and others to mourn a human rights leader and scorn the movement she represents. It's ironic that someone who supports wiretapping will be here among the people who were victims of wiretapping in the 1960s.
Al Sharpton
#Human Rights

Al Sharpton
It seemed like what he ignored was the weapons of mass destruction in America -- broken levees in New Orleans are weapons of mass destruction, Mr. Bush.
Al Sharpton
#America

Al Sharpton
What we want is not a resignation. We want arrests. We want prosecutions.
Al Sharpton
#Resignation