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.