173 Total Quotes

Civil Rights Quotes

John F. Kennedy
In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country
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Kinky Friedman
If Willie Nelson had been Rosa Parks, there never would have been a civil rights movement in this country, because he refuses to leave the back of the bus.
Kinky Friedman Permalink
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I see this as a civil rights issue. People who are gay have a right to be treated equally.
Paul Ash Permalink
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Immigration is the No. 2 issue after civil rights. Civil rights right now is what's keeping people from demonstrating.
Osama Siblani Permalink
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining... We demand this fraud be stopped.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Permalink
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Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities.
Mary Berry Permalink
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Roger Sherman
All civil rights and the right to hold office were to be extended to persons of any Christian denomination.
Roger Sherman Permalink
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We are conducting a preliminary inquiry in an effort to determine whether there were any violations of federal civil rights committed at the facility.
Ross Rice Permalink
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled -- because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Permalink
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Tom Daschle
Republicans claim they want to support civil rights. We want to give them ample opportunity to demonstrate that.
Tom Daschle Permalink
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Steven Goldstein
This Assembly race presents this year's greatest opportunity for a turnover from two civil rights opponents to two civil rights champions. It's why this race is of the utmost importance not just to LGBT New Jerseyans in the 11th District but also to thousands of LGBT citizens and our straight supporters all across the state.
Steven Goldstein Permalink
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A final important equal opportunity issue in education is the current attack on civil rights in the Head Start program.
Bobby Scott Permalink
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Philip Randolph
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
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Then we can say at least the civil rights community tried to alert you.
Mary Berry Permalink
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They were the community leaders. They were the leaders of the civil rights struggle.
Robert Morris Permalink
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The question in my mind is whether the civil rights community acted fast enough, ... Here we are at the deadline, and how many black people know what we know about his record? It doesn’t put us in a mobilization mode. And this is a war.
Ron Walters Permalink
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The judge is the last line of defense when other agencies are trying to crack down on people's civil rights. It's a welcomed ruling.
Bob Johnson Permalink
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All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Thomas Jefferson Permalink
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Governor Schwarzenegger made the right decision to sign into law significant improvements to a significant civil rights law, the Unruh Act, making clear for businesses and customers that discrimination in any form is unacceptable,
John Laird Permalink
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It's very disturbing and should worry, I think, Pennsylvania women and civil rights advocates and people concerned about unchecked executive power to wiretap and eavesdrop on Americans.
Kate Michelman Permalink
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Mahatma Gandhi, ,
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
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Harry Reid
played a significant role in shaping and advancing the Republican agenda to roll back civil rights protections.
Harry Reid Permalink
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Civil rights are universal and no company has the right to violate them. Immigrants have made an incredibly positive contribution to our society and their rights should be respected here in Miami, just as in any other part of the country.
Ramon Sanchez Permalink
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Lyndon Johnson
A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman... They are both... lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America.
Lyndon Johnson Permalink
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[As civil rights campaigner branded the plan] draconian ... The power to allow the police to detain suspects without charge for up to three months is necessary and reflects the experience of expert investigators in the field.
Ken Jones Permalink
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Especially during the civil rights movement, (Taylor) was very, very strong about integrating the police department and the fire department and establishing the Owensboro Human Relations Commission,
Mike Walker Permalink
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We have the rules because police have historically violated civil rights. We wouldn't need the constitution to protect our freedoms if we had a government we always agreed with and we would let the legislature make whatever laws they wanted and we would follow them.
Stephan Seeger Permalink
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Kennedy used him to mediate on civil rights issues. Ramsey is seen these days as a very polarizing force. But, in fact, one of his talents is mediation and reconciliation.
Victor Navasky Permalink
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This is a primary to recapture the soul of the Democratic party of Bobby Kennedy and the Civil Rights movement.
Marcy Winograd Permalink
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I'm a post-Civil Rights baby. I'm not trying to make a point. This is just the way the world looks now.
Shonda Rhimes Permalink
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