Thurgood Marshall Quotes

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Born: July 2, 1908, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Bethesda, Maryland, USA, January 24, 1993
Occupation: Politician

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

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

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

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

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