Shirley Chisholm quotes from the well known activist


A rebel with a cause can start a revolution. Reflect on the life and works on one such rebel who fought poverty and racism. Look at our site for them.

  1. ”You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm
  2. ”If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm
  3. ”Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” – Shirley Chisholm
  4. ”Defeat should not be the source of discouragement, but a stimulus to keep plotting.” – Shirley Chisholm
  5. ”Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution but revolution.” – Shirley Chisholm
  6. ”Health is a human right, not a privilege to be purchased.” – Shirley Chisholm
  7. ”Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.” – Shirley Chisholm
  8. “Racism keeps people who are being managed from finding out the truth through contact with each other.” – Shirley Chisholm
  9. “As there were no black Founding Fathers, there were no founding mothers – a great pity, on both counts.” – Shirley Chisholm
  10. “We have never seen health as a right. It has been conceived as a privilege, available only to those who can afford it. This is the real reason the American health care system is in such a scandalous state.” – Shirley Chisholm


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