Thurgood Marshall

1908 - 1993

A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on poverty, wealthy, poor, wealth, united states, u s, goal, inequality, gap between rich and poor, and human rights

"A child born to a black mother in a state like Mississippi . . . has 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."

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take It Back, Pages: 116

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on control, giving, government, men, power, and thought

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Unanimous opinion, guarantees right to have at home material, obscene if in public, 7 Apr 69

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on facts and police

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Dissenting opinion in 7-2 ruling that upheld police rules on short haircuts and no beards, 6 Apr 76

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on constitution and freedom

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.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: We The People, 1987.

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on america, babies, challenge, children, goals, motherhood, and worth

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.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: c. 1980.

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on death, husbands, and jealousy

I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: International Herald Tribune, 15 Jan 1990.

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on history

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Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: c. 1983.

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on babies and justice

Customary greeting to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, What's shaking, chiefy baby?

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: quoted by M.D. Davis and H.R. Clark in Thurgood Marshall: Warrior at the Bar, Rebel on the Bench, 1992

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on history and liberty

History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on grace, losing, and winning

We can always stick together when we are losing, but tend to find means of breaking up when we're winning. In Grace under Pressure, by Hastie, 1984.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Grace under Pressure, by Hastie, 1984.

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