Andrew Young

I believe in humanitarian capitalism, and there are good people on Wall Street.
Andrew Young

Some kind of affirmative action is important in a democracy and for economic competitiveness and national security. The Army was the first to realize that you had to have desegregation of a military to have it working properly.
Andrew Young

Violence is not more efficient than non-violence.
Andrew Young

There’s no problem on the planet that can’t be solved without violence. That’s the lesson of the civil rights movement.
Andrew Young
Civil Rights, Violence
President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier. Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn’t kill anybody and he didn’t get anyone killed.
Andrew Young

I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart’s lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream.
Andrew Young

To whom much is given, much is required – not expected, but required.
Andrew Young

I like my life. I’ve had a good life. I think the reason is my parents taught me that life is a burden. But if you take it one day at a time, it’s an easy burden.
Andrew Young

It is a blessing to die for a cause, because you can so easily die for nothing.
Andrew Young

We’ve changed in the sense that we flipped – and this is no longer the Republican party of Lincoln. This is the party of suppression.
Andrew Young

Everything that has happened in my life is because of good government and because the United States of America was the greatest nation on the face of the earth.
Andrew Young

Having personally watched the Voting Rights Act being signed into law that August day, I can’t begin to imagine how we could have all been so wrong in believing that more Americans would vote once they were all truly free to do so.
Andrew Young
Day, Law, Free
Surely, if we can land a spaceship on Mars, we can certainly put a voter ID card in the hand of every eligible voter.
Andrew Young

Nobody black had learned anything from the ‘Letter from the Birmingham Jail’ or from the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. That was a revelation of white people.
Andrew Young

Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together.
Andrew Young

I’m against voter fraud in any form, and I have long supported a national voter ID card. But ID cards need not – and must not – restrict voting rights in any way, shape or form.
Andrew Young

We think it is complicated to change the world. Change comes little by little. Nothing worthwhile can happen in one generation.
Andrew Young

The commercialization of sport is the democratization of sport.
Andrew Young

We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
Andrew Young

Affirmative action is an effort to include every aspect of society in the decision making.
Andrew Young

In a sane, civil, intelligent and moral society, you don’t blame poor people for being poor.
Andrew Young

When people ask where I studied to be an ambassador, I say my neighborhood and my school. I’ve tried to tell my kids that you don’t wait until you’re in high school or college to start dealing with problems of people being different. The younger you start, the better.
Andrew Young

The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement were always the wives and the mothers.
Andrew Young

Most of my teachers wanted to send me to the principal’s office. But my fourth-grade teacher once put her arms around me and said, ‘You sure write well.’ And I’ve had good penmanship until this day. She was the only one who ever said anything nice to me. That’s the kind of motivation that students need.
Andrew Young

On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
Andrew Young

Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you’ve got.
Andrew Young

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