Shirley Chisholm Quotes.
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
Be as bold as the first man or [woman] to eat an oyster.
I have never cared too much what people say. What I am interested in is what they do.
I know that millions of Americans from all walks of life agree with me that leadership does not mean putting the ear to the ground to follow public opinion, but to have the vision of what is necessary and the courage to make it possible.
The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves.
Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread and deepseated, that it is invisible because it is so normal.
I don’t measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
America is composed of all kinds of people – part of the difficulty in our nation today is due to the fact that we are not utilising the abilities and the talents of other brown and black peoples and females that have something to bring to the creativity and the rejuvenation and the revitalisation of this country.
I have certainly met much more discrimination in terms of being a woman than being black, in the field of politics.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl.
Legal discrimination between the sexes is, in almost every instance, founded on outmoded views of society and the pre-scientific beliefs about psychology and physiology. It is time to sweep away these relics of the past and set further generations free of them.
America has the laws and the material resources it takes to insure justice for all its people. What it lacks is the heart, the humanity.
If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
America has the laws and the material resources it takes to insure justice for all its people. What it lacks is the heart, the humanity, the Christian love that it would take.
I ran because somebody had to do it first. In this country, everybody is supposed to be able to run for president, but that has never really been true.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl.’
There is a good deal of evidence that the United States is moving to the right, and that the main force behind the movement is a resurgence, in a new form, of racial prejudice.