Shirley Chisholm Quotes.
I am and always will be a catalyst for change.
I love America not for what she is, but for what she can become.
Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution but revolution.
Not only am I literally and figuratively the dark horse, I’m actually the poor horse. The only thing that I have going for me is my soul and my commitment to the American people.
Our representative democracy is not working because the Congress that is supposed to represent the voters does not respond to their needs. I believe the chief reason for this is that it is ruled by a small group of old men.
Defeat should not be the source of discouragement, but a stimulus to keep plotting.
Women have learned to flex their political muscles. You got to flex that muscle to get what you want.
If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl.
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.
At present, our country needs women’s idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
I don’t measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
Health is a human right, not a privilege to be purchased.
It is obvious that discrimination exists. Women do not have the opportunities that men do. And women that do not conform to the system, who try to break with the accepted patterns, are stigmatized as odd and unfeminine.