110+ Cory Booker Quotes (Advocacy, Leadership And Compassion)
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- Give more than is expected. Love more than seems wise. Serve more than seems necessary. Help more than is asked.
- It is okay not to like someone, but it is never okay to try and degrade, humiliate, or dehumanize them.
- The world you see outside of you will always be a reflection of what you have inside of you.
- Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people. Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children.
- No matter what, we always have the power to choose hope over despair, engagement over apathy, kindness over indifference, love over hate.
- The right attitude can transform a barrier into a blessing, an obstacle into an opportunity or a stumbling block into a stepping stone.
- Give the respect you want to receive; embody the grace you hope to encounter; and help others with no expectations whatsoever.
- May we help more than we hurt, may we seek to understand more than be understood and may we love more than we judge.
- You cannot find what you do not seek. You cannot grasp when you do not reach. Your dreams won't come up to your front door. You have got to take a leap if you want to soar.
- Never let your soul be silenced. Live life out loud. Every day tell your truth not with words but with actions from your heart.
Cory Booker Short Quotes
- Remember that the biggest thing you could do today is a small act of kindness.
- Can you every single day tell a true testimony of who you are? That's really what life is about.
- When American citizens pull together, there is little we can't accomplish.
- Life is about where you are right now, and the choices you make.
- The only thing that weakens worry is work, so I will be working for Marie Corfield
- I have seen things in my life that have broken me in spirit.
- You were not built for comfort and convenience. You were built to overcome.
- I wrote down the grades I wanted in every class.
- My weakness in life is two men who seduce me all the time - named Ben & Jerry.
- It takes too much energy to hate.
Cory Booker Famous Quotes And Sayings
First class in life has nothing to do with the clothes you wear, the car you drive or the house you live in. First class is and always will be about the content of your character, the quality of your ideas and the kindness in your heart. — Cory Booker
In life, it is never the big battle, the big moment, the big speech, the big election. That does not change things. What changes things is every day, getting up and rendering small acts of service and love beyond that what's expected of you or required of you. — Cory Booker
Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, 'I must keep going.' It's that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, 'Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.' — Cory Booker
No matter who you are, no matter what your color, creed, how you choose to pray or who you choose to love, that if you are an American - first generation or fifth - one who is willing to work hard, play by the rules and apply your God-given talents - that you should be able to find a job that pays the bills. — Cory Booker
Go out there and swear to this world your oath, not with your words, but with what you do. Not with your hand over your heart, but with your hand outstretched to a world that desperately needs your hand, your help, your insights, your creativity, your honor, your courage. It needs you. — Cory Booker
We choose forward. We choose inclusion. We choose growing together. We choose American economic might and muscle, standing strong on the bedrock of the American ideal: a strong, empowered and ever-growing middle class. — Cory Booker
If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse. — Cory Booker
There is too much disagreement for disagreement's sake. In a time of persistent challenges that still call into question our most sacred aspirations as a country, we cannot afford shallow callous divisiveness in our public debate. — Cory Booker
If you understand the Black Lives Matter movement, there's no central leadership of the movement. This is an organic, grassroots movement all around America. — Cory Booker
Our platform calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share. And when your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare - it's patriotism. — Cory Booker
Dream big & have huge ambition, but never forget life is lived in small moments and sustained by simple acts of love. — Cory Booker
People who think I'm gay, some part of me thinks it's wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay, and I say, 'So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I'm straight.' — Cory Booker
It's about time that we create first class citizenship for every American plain and simple. Every New Jersey-ian. This should not be a popular vote. This is something we should do now. — Cory Booker
I love talking about the challenges [Newark, NJ] has because of the way they are always brilliantly disguised as opportunities.. .the biggest global challenge that there is is a challenge of the spirit, a challenge of our vision, a challenge and a test of our ideals, of who we SAY we are GOING TO BE. — Cory Booker
We need to be acting responsible as adults, and I don't endorse in any way the irresponsible use of marijuana. But I do believe we have come to a point in our society where we need to end prohibition. We need to have taxed, regulated marijuana within American communities. — Cory Booker
As you put your sights on your goals — no matter how great and compelling they are — as you look into the distance, don’t forget what is right in front of you today. No matter how great your dreams, no matter how great your destiny, the biggest thing you can do in any day is a small act of kindness. — Cory Booker
I reject the idea that the guy who comes out of Yale and goes to work in the projects in Newark is good, and the guy who goes to work for a white-shoe law firm is bad. We're all mountain rangers. We all have peaks and valleys. — Cory Booker
This is our history - from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges - our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure. — Cory Booker
Tolerance says I am just going to stomach your right to be different. That if you disappear from the face of the earth, I am no better or worse off. But love - love knows that every American has worth and value, no matter what their background, race, religion, or sexual orientation. — Cory Booker
Cynicism cripples our imagination and limits our ability to see faint possibilities amidst glaring problems. — Cory Booker
'Hamilton' is one of the best things I've ever seen on a stage, and for a guy who loves American history, hip-hop and theater, it was pure bliss. — Cory Booker
If I just retweet the nice things, it rings hollow after a while. — Cory Booker
More than anything, we must do better for our children's education. — Cory Booker
The process of writing a book has given me a whole new reverence for writers. Mechanically, it is a brutal process; emotionally, it's incredibly healing. — Cory Booker
I don't know what the strategy will be in Washington. The reality is, is, I have got to go down there, as my mentor, as people like Bill Bradley have told me to do, get to know your colleagues on both sides of the aisle, recognize that they, too, beat with the same heart and the same type of blood. — Cory Booker
The Constitution makes very clear what the obligation of the United States Senate is and what the obligation of the president of the United States is. To allow a Supreme Court position to remain vacant for well over a year cuts against what I think the intentions of the framers are and what the traditions of the Senate and the executive are. — Cory Booker
The more you limit your choices, thereby limiting thought, the more you can simplify your life and focus your energy elsewhere. — Cory Booker
Heroism is not fighting some big battle. It is not standing up to some fearsome foe ... Heroism is every day getting up with a mission to show this world that you are going to light it up with your spirit, to make the best out of yourself. — Cory Booker
You can't have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation. — Cory Booker
We live in a nation where, when New Jersey figures out how to do something and does it well, and shows progress, it affects other states. — Cory Booker
I come from a mother who can cry at a G.E. commercial. — Cory Booker
When we embraced social media, we took more control of the Newark narrative. We increased responsiveness toward residents. We drew more of our constituents in to participate in government and improve our cities. — Cory Booker
After Yale Law School, I was proud to try to live up to my parents' example and began my career working for The Urban Justice Center in the streets of Newark, organizing residents to fight for better housing conditions. — Cory Booker
I am happy that the urgency to reform our broken criminal justice system has found allies all across the political spectrum. — Cory Booker
Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right. — Cory Booker
When happy, be kind. When angry, be kind. When hopeful, be kind. When discouraged, be kind. When ever, be kind. — Cory Booker
I learned about community organizing from my parents. As a child, their stories were so instructive. — Cory Booker
What we need to do is understand that we have to love each other, that we have to see each other have worth and dignity and value. — Cory Booker
I'm a competitor. And I don't want to say, hey, just because this person is a woman or this person is a minority, that they're not going to get the white male vote. — Cory Booker
I have my rights, not because of Washington suddenly deciding, Strom Thurmond and others, "Hey, let's give certain Americans equal rights." But because of the ardent, unyielding voice of protesters. — Cory Booker
If you want the things people don't have, you have to do the things other people will not do. — Cory Booker
Everybody wants to find their soul mate, and I'm no different. That's definitely what I want in the future. — Cory Booker
I want to be myself. I want to be as authentic as possible. — Cory Booker
You can be like a thermometer, just reflecting the world around you. Or you can be a thermostat, one of those people who sets the temperature. — Cory Booker
The history in our country speaks to our highest values of people who did not accept things as they are and go along with them. They resisted, they refused to accept the world as it is, they demanded it to be a better reflection of their highest dreams and highest aspirations. — Cory Booker
Food is at the core of our lives in ways we don't always think about - how it affects our environment, how it affects our health and well-being, how it affects the expense of society, the expense of government. — Cory Booker
We've got to be entrepreneurial; we've got to be innovative, and we've got to figure out ways of getting things done that people might think are very unorthodox. — Cory Booker
If we want a great nation, we have to change it ourselves. — Cory Booker
These are the themes in life which are consistent in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism - of being grounded in who you are and being engaged in an unjust world. — Cory Booker
If we're concerned about climate change as a country, we should have policies that make sure our great-grandchildren have a planet that's healthy and strong. — Cory Booker
The drug war has been a war where the direct casualties have primarily been America's poor; America's minorities; and often, unfortunately, America's vulnerable, in terms of people with disease and addiction and mental health. — Cory Booker
We have a presidential nominee in Hillary Clinton who knows that, in a time of stunningly wide disparities of wealth in our nation, America's greatness must not be measured by how many millionaires and billionaires we have, but by how few people we have living in poverty. — Cory Booker
I'm very concerned about U.S. food policy. — Cory Booker
I have not settled down with a life partner. — Cory Booker
It's incredibly flattering to be a U.S. senator, which I want to stay at for a long time. — Cory Booker
I am a Yale Law School graduate. — Cory Booker
2016 is an election like I've never seen before. And I think it reflects the fact that many people have a dissatisfaction with politics as usual. So I think this is a time where both parties should be humble, reach out to each other and try to find ways to build on common ground to serve the concerns, the rightful frustrations of the American people. — Cory Booker
Americans, at our best, stand up to bullies and fight those who seek to demean and degrade others. — Cory Booker
So many great movements didn't succeed the first time, but people kept trying and trying and trying. — Cory Booker
We're not called to be a tolerant nation. We're called to be a nation of love. — Cory Booker
I caution anyone who in their protest becomes the very thing that they're protesting against. Meaning turning to hateful speech, violating principles and ideals that are sacred in America. We need to raise our voices, but we do not need to indulge in hate. — Cory Booker
The gay people with whom I am close are some of the strongest, most passionate and caring people I know, and their demands for justice are no less imperative than those of any other community. — Cory Booker
We have had in our nation a well-celebrated Declaration of Independence. But our success as a country will depend upon a new 'Declaration of Inter-dependence.' A belief in how much we need each other, how much we share one common destiny. — Cory Booker
My father passed away a few days before my election. This man, an African American born to a poor single mother in 1936 in the South, would worry in the last years of his life that he had better life chances when he was growing up than a young man born in the same circumstances would have today. — Cory Booker
I debated between law school and divinity. — Cory Booker
Before you tell me what you teach and preach, show me how you live and give. — Cory Booker
People are always trying to draw simplistic dialectics that can capture things. — Cory Booker
Generations of heroic Americans have made America more inclusive, more expansive, and more just. — Cory Booker
As a government leader, I'm not going to sit on the sidelines and watch all these other sectors innovate. I'm going to do everything I can as a leader to be in that innovation, to be a provocateur for that innovation. — Cory Booker
Kids born into certain ZIP codes will most likely have certain educational outcomes. And we've got to end that. If we end that, we explode economic development. — Cory Booker
Elections have consequences. So many people want to complain, but they don't want to vote. We can talk about Hillary Clinton. We can celebrate her; we can support her, but if we don't come out and vote for her, for shame. — Cory Booker
In life, you get one choice over and over again. That is to take conditions as they are or take responsibility for changing them. — Cory Booker
You are more beautiful than you realize, stronger than you know, more powerful than you could imagine. — Cory Booker
You should be able to afford health care for your family. You should be able to retire with dignity and respect. And you should be able to give your children the kind of education that allows them to dream even bigger, go even farther and accomplish even more than you could ever imagine. — Cory Booker
My parents were obsessed with my education. — Cory Booker
The greatest natural resource our country has is not oil. It's not gas. It's not coal. It's the genius of our children. — Cory Booker
Being vegan for me is a cleaner way of not participating in practices that don't align with my values. — Cory Booker
I was raised in a very religious home with two parents who were deeply involved in the black church. When I was young, I went to a small black AME church in New Jersey. — Cory Booker
I still remember how upset I was in the aftermath of President Obama's election, where people in Republican leadership didn't say that, "Hey, I want to focus on the issues and values of our country," but, "My number one goal is to see that Barack Obama is not a two term president." That to me is outrageous. I would never do that. My number one goal is to fight to protect poor people, ethnic and religious minorities, working class folks. — Cory Booker
Don't give in to cynicism. It is a toxic spiritual state. — Cory Booker
Here, we have a country that is making its veterans, people who are struggling with post-traumatic stress, people who are struggling with depression, who often they're only hope is their access to marijuana to treat these illnesses, and here we are criminalizing them for doing what's necessary to stabilize their lives as a result of their service. This is not who we are as a country. We are better than this. — Cory Booker
The change we seek for our nation is not the choice of an individual but must be the calling of a country. — Cory Booker
I believe that living life with a definiteness of purpose, with having a central focus, is essential to success. — Cory Booker
The majority of our criminals that we lock up are non-violent offenders. — Cory Booker
Speaking as somebody who voted against TPA and has a lot of suspicions about Trans Pacific Partnership that are reflected in our concerns about what's hurting the American economy and what the opportunity is to grow, I have to say I like a person like Hillary Clinton who is willing to analyze the facts. I have met no one smarter than her in politics. — Cory Booker
I'd gladly take a grenade, if it meant saving Newark. — Cory Booker
The mayoral mentality is incredibly valuable. I don't want to lose that. — Cory Booker
The joke I always make is I'm either running for reelection, running for Senate, running for governor, or running for my life. The latter is also a viable possibility. — Cory Booker
We have Donald Trump standing up as one of the greatest fear-mongers in this nation's history. He's trying to make us afraid of each other. — Cory Booker
Listen, don't get my Jersey pride going. We are the most densely-populated state in America 'cause some many people who know the secret want to live there. — Cory Booker
These false barriers that we've erected of space and race, all these illusions that we've allowed to infect us like toxins, we've got to rid ourselves of that. We are a better nation when we are ultimately united in a common purpose and a common cause. — Cory Booker
There's too much judgment out there. Really what we need to be doing is just all of us finding our own paths towards living the best lives we can live as clearly and boldly in accordance with our own personal values. And that's what I'm trying to do. — Cory Booker
Life Lessons by Cory Booker
- Cory Booker teaches us that it is possible to make a difference in the world through public service as a leader.
- He also demonstrates the importance of collaboration and working with others to achieve common goals.
- Lastly, he exemplifies the power of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity.
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