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Al Sharpton Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Al Sharpton Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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 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

If O.J.
had been accused of killing his black wife,
you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
- 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

 

Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes
wherever the polls lead him,
rather than leading the polls.
- 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

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


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How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

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

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

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

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

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

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

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- 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

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

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

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 anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- Al Sharpton

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

The United States government has the obligation to
educate all young people in this country.
- Al Sharpton

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

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

The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments:
the right to bear arms,
school prayer.
- Al Sharpton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now Jack Charlton wasn't wrong, I was a bad footballer.
- Craig Johnston

Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's.
- Liz Smith

I don't care.
Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association.
He deserves whatever anyone says about him.
- George Clooney

So for a year I spent all my time hiding from Jack
Charlton in the car park practising my skills.
- Craig Johnston

Charlton are a team who play well on the ball,
but they found it hard to break us down,
they didn't really have an out and out chance in front of our goal.
- Robert Laurent

We were having a trial game against Leeds,
and Jack Charlton was the boss of Middlesbrough at the time.
- Craig Johnston

You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary:
The Grapes of Wrath...
and even into the 70s.
- Charlton Heston

I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses -
and that's probably enough for any man.
- Charlton Heston

You cut their money back, for one thing...
I go back a long way with the NEA.
- Charlton Heston

They wanted to jump on their own bandwagon.
Bobby Charlton had never made it as a manager.
Bobby Moore hadn't either.
I think they never stopped trying to put me in the same category.
That was the road they went down with me.
- Bryan Robson

The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art,
and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.
- Charlton Heston

My Mother is Swedish and my Father is Scottish,
he played for Charlton in the 1960's and was in the Army,
he captained the British forces team.
We then moved to S.A.
because a lot of players did that at the time.
- Richard Gough

It's been quite a ride.
I loved every minute of it.
- Charlton Heston

It was a fair decision, the penalty,
even though it was debatable whether it was inside or outside the box.
- Bobby Charlton

Dirty Harry, for example.
Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop.
He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.
- Charlton Heston

Society mends its wounds.
And that's invariably true in all the tragedies,
in the comedies as well.
And certainly in the histories.
- Charlton Heston

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950,
until I came in...
I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the
studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
- Charlton Heston

Well, we have certainly produced great art before we did this.
In my view, there are any number of areas of government
which tax money should not be spent.
- Charlton Heston

As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist.
- Charlton Heston

You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself,
never once was your work perfect.
- Charlton Heston

Undeniably the American art form, too.
And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish
the American experience and example.
And sometimes trash it completely.
- Charlton Heston

He's a legend and I respect his work,
so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set.
He was nice but I think he lied a little.
He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me,
but I don't believe it.
- Mark Wahlberg

To the world, you are America.
- Charlton Heston

The Irish job was something that had to be sorted out.
- Jack Charlton

In recent years, anyone in the government,
certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA,
or recently, in again, Clint's film,
In the Line of Fire,
the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president.
- Charlton Heston

And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel,
and it just keeps going that way.
And they tend to be very fringe artists,
so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering.
This is out of date.
- Charlton Heston

Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done.
In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur,
no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.
- Charlton Heston

Beckham is unusual.
He was desperate to be a footballer.
His mind was made up when he was nine or ten.
Many kids think that it's beyond them.
But you can't succeed without practising at any sport.
- Bobby Charlton

We never had a huge squad and we never had a great deal of choice.
But in many ways that helps because you've got to make do with what you've got.
You don't have too many problems about picking the
team you just hope that everyone turns up on the day.
- Jack Charlton

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain


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