Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall
  • Born: July 2, 1908
  • Died: January 24, 1993
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Judge

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... a boy on a man's errand. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
... if the United States is indeed the great melting pot, the Negro either didn't get in the pot or he didn't get melted down. Minorities & Women
A black snake can bite you just as bad as a white snake Humor ;Miscellaneous ;Animals
A lawyer who is not a social engineer, is a social parasite. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
A man's home is his castle. His bedroom is in the middle of it. I don't want anyone snooping around in my bedroom. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Democracy cannot flourish amid fear. Democracies & Republics
Education is teaching of the overall citizenship, to learn to live together with fellow citizens. And, above all, to learn to obey the law. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband
I spent most of my life getting the word "negro" to be spelled with a capital "N." By the time I finally got that done people were using the word "black" with a small "b. Minorities & Women
If the 1st Amendment means anything, it means that the state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Freedom & Liberty
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a State has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Constitution / Bills & Declarations of Rights
If this country is a melting pot, then either the Afro-American didn't get in the pot or he didn't get melted down. Discrimination & Prejudice
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Justice cannot take root amid rage. Justice & Injustice
Lawlessness is lawlessness. Anarchy is anarchy is anarchy. Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Liberty cannot bloom amid hate. Freedom & Liberty
Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Power ;Government ;Freedom & Liberty ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Power, not reason, is the new currency of this court's decision making Power
Regardless of the strength of the government's interest [in protecting children,] the level of discourse reaching a mailbox simply cannot be limited to that which would be suitable for a sandbox. Freedom & Liberty
The complete destruction of all enforced segregation is now in sight. Regulation & Deregulation
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued 90 years ago. I believe in gradualism. But 90 years is gradual enough. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
The exclusion of jurors opposed to the death penalty allows the state a special advantage in those prosecutions where the charges are most serious and the possible punishment the most severe. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The government they devised was defective from the start. Constitution / Bills & Declarations of Rights ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
The protest is part of the American way of life. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
There is no drug exception to the Constitution. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
There's not a white man in this country who can say he never benefited from being white. Equality & Equal Opportunity
You do what you think is right and let the law catch up. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Business, Commerce & Finance
Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Sometimes history takes things into its own hands. History
Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.
Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish. Freedom & Liberty
What is the quality of your intent?

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