Shirley Chisholm - Quotes

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You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. ---->>>

Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth. ---->>>

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. ---->>>

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black. ---->>>

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. ---->>>

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential. ---->>>

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves. ---->>>

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price. ---->>>

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time... its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or, in extreme cases, to appoint a commission. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 11-03, 1924
Birthplace:
Die: 01-01, 2005
Occupation: Politician
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Shirley Anita Chisholm (née St. Hill; November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983 (wikipedia)