Ramsey Clark

(William Ramsey Clark)

Ramsey Clark
Ramsey Clark
  • Born: December 18, 1927
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Public Servant









Quote Topics Cited
A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Court rules do not cause crime. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Most faults are not in our Constitution, but in ourselves. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals. Society ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
We spend ninety-five cents of every dollar for prisons on pure custody; iron bars and stone walls; and they dehumanize. We spend five cents on hope—health mental health, education, vocational training, employment services, family guidance, community services. Most of these inmates have never been to a dentist. Psychoses and neuroses—a major cause of crime—are immense. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Wealth governs this country, and wealth uses military violence to control the rest of the world as best it can. Power
We're not a democracy. It's a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we're a plutocracy: a government by the wealthy. Democracies & Republics
Who will protect the public when the police violate the law? Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain; you cannot have either until you have both.
I didn't volunteer; they asked me. I felt a duty to testify.
If Rosa Parks had not refused to move to the back of the bus, you and I might never have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because without security you can't possibly have a fair trial, if trial at all, and that's not been adequately attended to.
The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy. War & Peace
Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex