Clarence Thomas Biography

Clarence Thomas, Judge
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BornJune 23, 1948
Pin Point, Georgia, U.S.
Age75 years
Clarence Thomas is an American lawyer who in 1991 became court of the U.S. High Court. He is the only African American on the court, as well as is thought about one of the most conservative of the 9 High court judges.

Thomas has actually been recognized for its silence during the general public hearings, where courts have the opportunity to ask inquiries of the various attorneys. Last time he asked a question was 22 February 2006. Since October 1998 he made ​​​ ​ an average of 0.03 inquiries per case. Samuel Alito has actually positioned 2nd at least, with 6 concerns per case, while Antonin Scalia carries ordinary 25 concerns per instance.

Our collection contains 24 quotes who is written / told by Clarence.

Related authors: Anita Hill (Professor), Antonin Scalia (Judge), Samuel Alito (1950)

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24 Famous quotes by Clarence Thomas

Small: I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings, yes
"I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings, yes"
Small: And I dont think that government has a role in telling people how to live their lives. Maybe a minister
"And I don't think that government has a role in telling people how to live their lives. Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does, maybe there's another set of moral codes, but I don't think government has a role"
Small: The thing that bothered me when I was in college was that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that g
"The thing that bothered me when I was in college was that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that got me to where I was"
Small: It really bugs me that someone will tell me, after I spent 20 years being educated, how Im supposed to
"It really bugs me that someone will tell me, after I spent 20 years being educated, how I'm supposed to think"
Small: I have to admit that Im one of those people that thinks the dishwasher is a miracle
"I have to admit that I'm one of those people that thinks the dishwasher is a miracle"
Small: Even as someone whos labeled a conservative - Im a Republican Im black, Im heading up this organization
"Even as someone who's labeled a conservative - I'm a Republican I'm black, I'm heading up this organization in the Reagan administration - I can say that conservatives don't exactly break their necks to tell blacks that they're welcome"
Small: I been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings
"I' been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings"
Small: I was sympathetic to virtually all groups that wanted to get away from the old system
"I was sympathetic to virtually all groups that wanted to get away from the old system"
Small: I dont know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughl
"I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests"
Small: Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot
"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot"
Small: But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds o
"But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions"
Small: When you look at where the real problems are among minorities in our society, particularly blacks, its
"When you look at where the real problems are among minorities in our society, particularly blacks, it's at the bottom. It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate, neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime, drugs, the whole bit"
Small: Weve talked more about civil rights after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1
"We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964"
Small: I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged
"I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged"
Small: Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at whi
"Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy"
Small: Oh, I dont think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration. Thats not his style.
"Oh, I don't think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration. That's not his style. But I think his attitude has always been if it had to be done he'd prefer me to do it than somebody else"
Small: I think, though, if I had to look at the role of government and what it does in peoples lives, I see th
"I think, though, if I had to look at the role of government and what it does in people's lives, I see the EEOC as having much more legitimacy than the others, if properly run"
Small: The myths that are created about the South, about the way we grew up, about black people, are wrong
"The myths that are created about the South, about the way we grew up, about black people, are wrong"
Small: I think segregation is bad, I think its wrong, its immoral. Id fight against it with every breath in my
"I think segregation is bad, I think it's wrong, it's immoral. I'd fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don't need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that"
Small: I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly a
"I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist"
Small: I do think that our freedoms are at risk
"I do think that our freedoms are at risk"
Small: But what I believe is that if a persons individual rights or right to be a part of our economic system
"But what I believe is that if a person's individual rights or right to be a part of our economic system is violated under statute, we aggressively go after it. But we don't issue mandates to businesses that you've got to do this and you've got to do that"
Small: Unfortunately, the reality was that, for political reasons or whatever, there was a need to enforce ant
"Unfortunately, the reality was that, for political reasons or whatever, there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws, or at least there was a perceived need to do that"
Small: I dont believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights
"I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights"