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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Shirley Chisholm on society, talent, path, women, feminism, stereotypes, obstacles, black, injustice, human and service.

10 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Shirley Chisholm That Spur You To Be Yourself

Quick Facts

Born On: November 30, 1924

Died On: January 1, 2005

Born In: Brooklyn

Died At Age: 80

Shirley Chisholm was a renowned American politician, educator and author. She was the First black women to be elected to the United States Congress. She was the First Afro-American to run for Presidential and Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination. Shirley was a leader, role model and an icon. Shirley did things that were difficult to understand. Wise beyond her age, her fellow congressmen agree that they have not seen anyone as fierce as her. She was an education expert and in 1964, she was elected to the New York Legislature. Educator turned Politian and author, Shirley stood fearless among many fighting for immigrant rights, improving education and other social causes. She extended her hand and worked rigorously for women’s right. Here is a collection of quotes and sayings by the renowned African-American Congresswoman who took on an entrenched system became the voice of millions. Read through the motivating quotes and thoughts by Shirley Chisholm, the woman who stood against all odds and forever changed the status quo.
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When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.

Shirley Chisholm

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: "It's a girl.

Shirley Chisholm

In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.

Shirley Chisholm

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.

Shirley Chisholm

Racism is so universal in this country, so widespread, and deep-seated, that it is invisible because it is so normal.

Shirley Chisholm

I am and always will be a catalyst for change.

Shirley Chisholm

Be as bold as the first man or [woman] to eat an oyster.

Shirley Chisholm

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.

Shirley Chisholm

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.

Shirley Chisholm

The one thing you’ve got going: your one vote.

Shirley Chisholm