Quotes by Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan

American government official, journalist and author

Alive from: 1925-2000

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    (President Nixon,) in the face of a vote to impeach he might try, as commander-in-chief, to use military forces to keep himself in power.
    Source: October 26, 1973 Washington Star article entitled Has President Nixon Gone Crazy?
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    A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it.
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    A minority group has arrived only when it has the right to produce some fools and scoundrels without the entire group paying for it.
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    Don't count out Marian Wright Edelman, because there is talk that President Clinton may want to shock the nation by putting a real black on the Supreme Court.
    Source: Inside Washington, March 20, 1993.
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    It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
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    My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
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    Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.
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    The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
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    The Reagan Administration has fostered a climate in which a barest majority of the Supreme Court caters to the passions and hatreds of the American mob, stripping away the constitutional shield outside our bedrooms.... How tragically ironic that an Administration that promised to get Government off our backs is now so active in draping Government gumshoes over every part of our anatomies.
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    We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the ;status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
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    We must reverse this psychology (of needing guns for home defense). We can do it by passing a law that says anyone found in possession of a handgun except a legitimate officer of the law goes to jail- period!
    Source: 1981 column.
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    You don't really talk about it in terms of the U.N., you talk about it in terms of the United States and the Soviet Union. If you cannot, by diplomacy, bring the Soviet Union into an alliance with the U.S. to stop this situation it is not going to be stopped.
    Source: Inside Washington, March 6, 1993.
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