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Thurgood Marshall – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Thurgood Marshall

 

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.

– Thurgood Marshall


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.

– Thurgood Marshall


Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.

– Thurgood Marshall


Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.

– Thurgood Marshall


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.

– Thurgood Marshall