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Shirley Chisholm's Quotes

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Born: 1924-11-03
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.

Tags: Ideas, Progress, Standing

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

Tags: Emotional, Equality, Girl

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

Tags: Earth, Pay, Service

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

Tags: Lost, Society, Talent

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

Tags: Against, Morality, Seldom

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

Tags: Country, Politics, Women

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

Tags: Black, Path, Put

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.

Tags: Last, Show, Time

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.

Tags: Idea, Problem, Time

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.

Tags: Creative, Place, Political

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

Tags: America, Measure, Potential
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