30 Inspirational Ruby Bridges Quotes And Sayings For Success

Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on 14 November 1960. She is the subject of a 1964 painting, The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell. These Ruby Bridges quotes will motivate you in life.

Ruby Bridges Quotes

  1. “Racism is a grown-up disease, and we should stop using our kids to spread it.” – Ruby Bridges
  2. “You cannot look at a person and tell whether they’re good or bad.” – Ruby Bridges
  3. “The greatest lesson I learned that year in Mrs. Henry’s class was the lesson Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to teach us all: Never judge people by the color of their skin. God makes each of us unique in ways that go much deeper.” – Ruby Bridges
  4. “Racism is a form of hate. We pass it on to our young people. When we do that, we are robbing children of their innocence.” – Ruby Bridges
  5. “I believe it doesn’t do yourself any good to hate.” – Ruby Bridges
  6. “My mother had taught me that the only thing you could depend on was your faith, and I had that.” – Ruby Bridges
  7. “Evil isn’t prejudiced. It doesn’t care what you look like; it just wants a place to rest. It’s up to you whether you give it that place.” – Ruby Bridges
  8. “I do think that some people are born as old souls.” – Ruby Bridges
  9. “When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that should be the next civil rights movement, you know, is to ban the assault weapons so that our babies can be safe.” – Ruby Bridges
  10. “We all have a common enemy, and it is evil.” – Ruby Bridges

  11. “If you really think about it, if we begin to teach history exactly the way that it happened – good, bad, ugly, no matter what – I believe that we’re going to find that we are closer, more connected than we are apart.” – Ruby Bridges
  12. “I believe in my prayers.” – Ruby Bridges
  13. “Evil looks like you and I. I know what evil looks like, and I know that it comes in all shades and colors.” – Ruby Bridges
  14. “We must absolutely take care of one another.” – Ruby Bridges
  15. “I was the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana in 1960.” – Ruby Bridges
  16. “We have tolerance, respect, and equality in our written laws but not in the hearts of some of our people.” – Ruby Bridges
  17. “I wanted to use my experience to teach kids that racism has no place in hearts and minds.” – Ruby Bridges
  18. “A lot of my strength came from my upbringing.” – Ruby Bridges
  19. “I want to inspire kids.” – Ruby Bridges
  20. “We may not all be equally guilty. But we are all equally responsible for building a decent and just society.” – Ruby Bridges
  21. “I believe that we have to come together, and we have to rely on the goodness of each other.” – Ruby Bridges
  22. “Kids come into the world with clean hearts, fresh starts.” – Ruby Bridges

  23. “I felt like there was something I needed to do – speaking to kids and sharing my story with them and helping them understand racism has no place in the minds and hearts of children.” – Ruby Bridges
  24. “That’s really what my work is all about – bringing kids together.” – Ruby Bridges
  25. “I think racism is something that is passed on and taught to our kids, and that’s a shame.” – Ruby Bridges
  26. “My mother and our pastor always said you have to pray for your enemies and people who do you wrong, and that’s what I did.” – Ruby Bridges
  27. “I pray for my enemies, that God would forgive them.” – Ruby Bridges
  28. “I remember the first time seeing myself on TV when my family was watching the documentary ‘Eyes on the Prize’ for the first time. There were pictures of people going up the school stairs, and Mom said, ‘Oh, that’s you!’ I said, ‘I can’t believe this. This is important’.” – Ruby Bridges
  29. “Now that I’m a parent, I know that my parents were incredibly brave.” – Ruby Bridges
  30. “I’ve seen schools in Detroit where the windows are broken, where there’s no heat, and children are sitting with their coats on in class in the middle of a snowstorm. I’ve also seen schools in California with Olympic-sized swimming pools and cafeterias like five-star restaurants.” – Ruby Bridges

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