Shirley Chisholm Quotes

Most popular Shirley Chisholm Quotes

Men don't like independent women.
— Shirley Chisholm


When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
— Shirley Chisholm


Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
— Shirley Chisholm

African-Americans women civil rights

My present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States: it is a beautiful fraud.


The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.
— Shirley Chisholm

women equality

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the Civil Rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they suddenly excuse themselves.
— Shirley Chisholm