Top Quotes from Ralph Abernathy

By | March 16, 2019

He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets. He did. He took it into the damn White House.

Ralph Abernathy

I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.

Ralph Abernathy

I went to jail 44 times. I’ve been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom… Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that?

Ralph Abernathy

I have suffered as much as Martin Luther King. Only I didn’t get the bullet. And I would have taken the bullet if I could have.

Ralph Abernathy

Everything I learned about the Great Depression was from a college textbook.

Ralph Abernathy

I am not going to say I have been a saint. I have not been a perfect man. None is perfect but the Father, which is in Heaven.

Ralph Abernathy

Not only are a voteless people a hopeless people. A non-producing people are hopeless also.

Ralph Abernathy

Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history.

Ralph Abernathy

History will treat me right.

Ralph Abernathy

Bring on your tear gas, bring on your grenades, your new supplies of Mace, your state troopers and even your national guards. But let the record show we ain’t going to be turned around.

Ralph Abernathy

I loved Martin Luther King more than a brother.

Ralph Abernathy

I will always be open to receive my friends. I will not force myself on them.

Ralph Abernathy

You may be assured that we won’t ever let your words die. Like the words of our Master, Jesus Christ, they will live in our minds and our hearts and in the souls of black men and white men, brown men and yellow men as long as time shall last.

Ralph Abernathy

I wanted to show that Martin Luther King was simply a human being, not a god, not a saint.

Ralph Abernathy

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