Best A Philip Randolph Quotes On Success In Life

These A Philip Randolph quotes will motivate you. Asa Philip Randolph was an American labor unionist, civil rights activist, and socialist politician. Randolph was a voice that would not be silenced.

His continuous agitation with the support of fellow labor rights activists against unfair labor practices in relation to people of color eventually led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 in 1941, banning discrimination in the defense industries during World War II. A collection of A Philip Randolph sayings and A Philip Randolph proverbs.

Inspirational A Philip Randolph Quotes

  1. “A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  2. “At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can’t take anything, you won’t get anything, and if you can’t hold anything, you won’t keep anything. And you can’t take anything without organization.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  3. “Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  4. “Freedom is never given; it is won.” ~ A. Philip Randolph

  5. “Look for the enemies of Medicare, of higher minimum wages, of Social Security, of federal aid to education and there you will find the enemy of the Negro, the coalition of Dixiecrats and reactionary Republicans that seek to dominate the Congress.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  6. “Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  7. “The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised, the neglected, the downtrodden, the poor.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  8. “Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible.” ~ A. Philip Randolph

  9. “In every truth, the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  10. “Nothing counts but pressure, pressure, more pressure, and still more pressure through broad organized aggressive mass action.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  11. “We want the full works of citizenship with no reservations. We will accept nothing less . . . This condition of freedom, equality, and democracy is not the gift of gods. It is the task of men, yes, men, brave men, honest men, determined men.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  12. “Power is the flower of organization.” ~ A. Philip Randolph

  13. “Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  14. “We must develop huge demonstrations because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions… Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  15. “Winning Democracy for the Negro is winning the war for Democracy” ~ A. Philip Randolph

  16. A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.~ A. Philip Randolph
  17. Negroes must be free in order to be equal, and they must be equal in order to be free… Men cannot win freedom unless they win equality. They cannot win equality unless they win freedom.
    ~ A. Philip Randolph
  18. If someone tried to deprive you of your rights, you’ve got to resist it. You’ve got to resent it. You’ve got to fight against it.~ A. Philip Randolph
  19. I am prepared to oppose a Jim Crow army till I rot in jail.~ A. Philip Randolph

  20. We seek the right to play our part in advancing the cause of national defense and national unity. But certainly, there can be no true national unity where one-tenth of the population is denied their basic rights as American citizens.~ A. Philip Randolph
  21. Patriotism has no appeal to us; justice has. Party has no weight with us; principle has. Loyalty is meaningless; it depends on what one is loyal to.~ A. Philip Randolph
  22. Negroes are in no mood to shoulder guns for democracy abroad while they are denied democracy here at home.~ A. Philip Randolph
  23. “It’s easy to get people’s attention, what counts is getting their interest.” ~ A. Philip Randolph

  24. I suggest that ten thousand Negroes march on Washington, D.C., the capital of the Nation, with the slogan, ‘We loyal Negro American citizens demand the right to work and fight for our country.’~ A. Philip Randolph
  25. I don’t ever remember a single day of hopelessness. I knew from the history of the labor movement, especially of the black people, that it was an undertaking of great trial. That, live or die, I had to stick with it, and we had to win.~ A. Philip Randolph
  26. We must develop huge demonstrations because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions… Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.~ A. Philip Randolph
  27. Debs is greater than Lincoln. Debs is the spokesman of the great struggling working class of all races, nationalities, creeds, sexes.~ A. Philip Randolph
  28. Lincoln merely nominally freed the bodies of Negroes. But Debs would free the bodies and minds of Negroes.~ A. Philip Randolph

  29. If we have white persons in the March, we are certain to have trouble with the Communists, and it may not be viewed as a true expression of the Negro’s protest.~ A. Philip Randolph
  30. Since almost all Negroes are workers, live on wages, and suffer from the high cost of food, clothing and shelter, it is obvious that the Republican and Democratic Parties are opposed to their interests.~ A. Philip Randolph
  31. I have an inner satisfaction of having done what I thought was right at the time which I thought was propitious.~ A. Philip Randolph

  32. The Negro was a political football between his former slave master and Northern political adventurers. The economic basis of this contest was the power to tax, to float bonds, to award franchise: in short, to gain control over the financial resources of the newly organized States.~ A. Philip Randolph
  33. Lincoln was the spokesman of the rising capitalist class of the North, who viewed the emancipation of Negro slaves as indispensable to the development and triumph of the manufacturers and bankers of the industrial North, East, and West over the slave-holder of the South.~ A. Philip Randolph
  34. I personally pledge myself to openly counsel, aid and abet youth, both black and white, to quarantine any Jim Crow conscription system.~ A. Philip Randolph

  35. “Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom.” ~ A. Philip Randolph
  36. “Those who deplore our militants, who exhort patience in the name of a false peace, are in fact supporting segregation and exploitation. They would have social peace at the expense of social and racial justice. They are more concerned with easing racial tension than enforcing racial democracy.” ~ A. Philip Randolph

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