The best Quotes by Sargent Shriver

The best Quotes by Sargent Shriver

Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. (November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2011) was an American diplomat, politician, and activist.

Does politics have to be injected into everything?
We must treat the disease of racism. This means we must understand the disease.
Racists are irrational and illogical in their attempts to justify their prejudices.
It is well to be prepared for life as it is, but it is better to be prepared to make life better than it is.
If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.

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What do Marylanders call their ex-girlfriends?
Old Bay.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Maryland - and that's pretty much the same thing.
It's our "white" responsibility to make sure people who speak out about racism are safe at all times. This means ending structural racism in our societies, authorities and media.
Nations were the most foolish of mortal inventions. No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from.
Nationalists are saying, "you're disrespecting our flag." Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism.
Steve Kerr - September 2017
God judges men by their hearts, not by the color of their skins.
Harriet Ann Jacobs - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
America promises equal opportunity to everyone, no matter who you are. You can go to a good school, get a great job, live in a great house. But non of that is possible without that white man's stamp of approval.
I have never really understood why in this country so many people look down on black people.
The greatest danger for all of us begins with forgetting. With no longer remembering what we inflict upon one another when we tolerate antisemitism and racism in our midst.
Let's speak the truth: People are protesting because Black people have been treated as less than human in America. Because our country has never fully addressed the systemic racism that has plagued our country since its earliest days. It is the duty of every American to fix. In times like this, silence is complicity.
Kamala Harris - June 2020
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It is not enough to be "not a racist". We have to be anti-racist!
Frank-Walter Steinmeier (as President of Germany) - June 2020
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I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
Michael Jordan - June 2020
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I believe race is too heavy a burden to carry into the 21st century. It's time to lay it down. We all came here in different ships, but now we're all in the same boat.
Our constitution includes this wonderful article 1: "Human dignity is inviolable." What we're experiencing every day: Aggression against Jews, aggression against immigrants, violence and hate speech - that's what we have to stand up against!
Angela Merkel (as Chancellor of Germany) - September 2019
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War is young men dying and old men talking. You know this. Ignore the politics.
Odysseus in Troy
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Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
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Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
Don Lucchesi in The Godfather - Teil 3
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Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
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In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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An honest man in politics shines more there than he would elsewhere.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022

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