Thurgood Marshall Quotes.
This is a great country, but fortunately for you, it is not perfect. There is much to be done to bring about complete equality. Remove hunger. Bring reality closer to theory and democratic principles.
It is important that the strongest pressures against the continuation of segregation, North or South, be continually and constantly manifested. Probably, as much as anything else, this is the key in the elimination of discrimination in the United States.
Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.
Truth is more than a mental exercise.
The Ku Klux Klan never dies. They just stop wearing sheets because sheets cost too much.
The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in time of crisis.
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
It was taken for granted that we had to make something of ourselves. Not much was said about it; it was just in the atmosphere of the home.
The process of democracy is one of change. Our laws are not frozen into immutable form, they are constantly in the process of revision in response to the needs of a changing society.
Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories… We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust… We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.
Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.
What is the quality of your intent?