Andrew Young

Nationality : American
Birth : 12th March, 1932
Death :
About : Andrew Jackson Young was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as a Congressman from Georgia's 5th congressional district, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta. He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since leaving political office in 1989, Young has founded or served in a large number of organizations founded on public policy, political lobbying and international relations, with a special focus on Africa. Young graduated from Howard University and earned a divinity degree from Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1955. Young was appointed to serve as pastor of a church in Marion, Alabama. Young moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1961, and again worked on drives to register black voters. In 1960, he joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Andrew Young Quotes

Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people. That’s what I’ve been doing all my life.
I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart’s lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream.
I tried. But not everybody thought so.
If you’re a preacher, you talk for a living, so even if you don’t make sense, you learn to make nonsense eloquently.
In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you’ve got.
It is a blessing to die for a cause, because you can so easily die for nothing.
Look at those they call unfortunate and at a closer view, you’ll find many of them are unwise.
Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.
Topics : Power
My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.
No one who’s white thinks he’s innocent. No one who’s black thinks he’s guilty.
Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.
Topics : Business
On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier. Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn’t kill anybody and he didn’t get anyone killed.
The commercialization of sport is the democratization of sport.
To find people who don’t want anything is rare.
We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
Wishing of all strategies, is the worst.

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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