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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Civil Rights:

No sane black man really wants integration! No sane white man really wants integration!
~ Malcolm X Quotes.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

Old or young, healthy as a horse or a person with a disability that hasn't kept you down, man or woman, Native American, native born, immigrant, straight or gay - whatever; the test ought to be I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. I believe in religious liberty. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in working hard and playing by the rules. I'm showing up for work tomorrow. I'm building that bridge to the 21st century. That ought to be the test.
~ Bill Clinton Quotes.

Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve... But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish that law without delay ... No legal plunder; this is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony and logic.
~ Frederic Bastiat Quotes.

The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
~ Justice William O. Douglas Quotes.

I’m the world’s original gradualist. I just think ninety-odd years is gradual enough.
~ Thurgood Marshall Quotes.

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
~ Susan B. Anthony Quotes.

The United States has been called the melting pot of the world. But it seems to me that the coloured man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down.
~ Thurgood Marshall Quotes.

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
~ Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes.

It's just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t know you ever had coffee… It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.
~ Malcolm X Quotes.

The civil rights movement didn't begin in Montgomery and it didn't end in the 1960s. It continues on to this very minute.
~ Julian Bond Quotes.

The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to create rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.
~ Justice William J. Brennan Quotes.

The day for the Negro man being a coward is over.
~ James Meredith Quotes.

The Negro wants to be everything but himself… He wants to integrate with the white man, but he cannot integrate with himself or with his own kind. The Negro wants to lose his identity because he does not know his own identity.
~ Elijah Muhammad Quotes.

The Patriot Act is certainly a concern; all of those things are dangerous. I think more important than me preaching is that we as a nation have to have the debate. I don't know what the answers are. I just know that if the idea is to say talking about it makes you unpatriotic, I've got to call your bluff on that.
~ George Clooney Quotes.

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes.

The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen - a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person’s] life.
~ Justice William O. Douglas Quotes.

The [Supreme] Court during the past decade let police obtain search warrants on the strength of anonymous tips. It did away with the need for warrants when police want to search luggage, trash cans, car interiors, bus passengers, fenced private property and barns.
~ Dan Baum Quotes.

There are a million Negroes in Mississippi. I think they’ll take care of me.
~ James Meredith Quotes.

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