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No one who’s white thinks he’s innocent. No one who’s black thinks he’s guilty.
Andrew Young

My feeling is that you don’t go looking for troubles. The cross ought to find you. And so I never go out of my way. I figure I only get involved in things that I can’t get around.
Andrew Young

What Iran wants and what North Korea wants is respect.
Andrew Young

I see the war problem as an economic problem, a business problem, a cultural problem, an educational problem – everything but a military problem. There’s no military solution. There is a business solution – and the sooner we can provide jobs, not with our money, but the United States has to provide the framework.
Andrew Young

Everybody is determined by his own experience.
Andrew Young

For most of the world, civil and political rights… come as luxuries that are far away in the future.
Andrew Young

There were lots of smart black people at Harvard before Barack Obama, but none of them ever got to head up the law review. There has been a history of discrimination.
Andrew Young

When I took the SAT, I didn’t get accepted into a single white school that I applied to. Now I’ve got honorary degrees from a lot of those schools that rejected me. Things are different now, but not that much different.
Andrew Young

I think we’ve made tremendous progress on racism. We’ve even made progress on war. We’ve made almost no progress on poverty.
Andrew Young

There is a sense in which the United States ambassador speaks to the United States, as well as for the United States. I have always seen my role as a thermostat rather than a thermometer. So I’m going to be actively working… for my own concerns. I have always had people advise me on what to say, but never on what not to say.
Andrew Young

I grew up in the middle of a block where there was an Irish grocery store on one corner, an Italian bar on another corner and the Nazi Party was on the third corner.
Andrew Young

I wouldn’t listen to my parents, but I found out that I absorbed. I never heard what they said – told me – but I did what they did.
Andrew Young

Our school systems have to realize that everybody doesn’t learn the same way, and no one learns without some emotional support.
Andrew Young

Do not try to live your children’s lives out of your own frustrations.
Andrew Young

I wasn’t predicted to be anything. I just followed an inner spirit, and it put me in the right place and the right time. I didn’t want to be the mayor of Atlanta. I didn’t want to run for Congress. I didn’t want to work for Martin Luther King Jr. I wanted to work close to him and be a writer and write about the movement.
Andrew Young

To find people who don’t want anything is rare.
Andrew Young

Our children lost our direction because they have been compromised. They have found freedom at the ballot box, and then they have taken on plastic chains around their minds and souls and mortgage their future on credit cards. They have to learn better – they have to learn the value of ideas and health as opposed to wealth.
Andrew Young

I was much more comfortable and a much better congressman running in a district that was 37 percent black, where I had to have a white constituency to get elected, than I would have been if I was in a 75 percent black district.
Andrew Young

If I hadn’t been so outspoken, Jimmy Carter wouldn’t have wanted me.
Andrew Young

One of the principles of nonviolence is that you leave your opponents whole and better off than you found them.
Andrew Young

There is no safer place to put your money than in the middle of the U.S.
Andrew Young

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