Firefighters, police officers and state troopers place themselves in harm's way every day, every week, every year.

— James McGreevey

The most grateful James McGreevey quotes that are little-known but priceless

I'm on the board of a national group called Faith in America.

It's designed to fight religious-based bigotry.

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Throughout my life, I have grappled with my own identity, who I am.

As a young child, I often felt ambivalent about myself; in fact, confused.

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No relief was forthcoming from my then-Catholic faith, which said the practice of homosexuality was a 'mortal sin' subject to damnation.

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I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.

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Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November.

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We need to seek wise leaders who will seek common ground among Americans instead of dividing us further for political gain. As citizens, we must embrace those who embrace ideas, thoughtfulness, civility and kindness to others no matter what their political beliefs.

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Being gay is a fundamental part of my being - the core of who I've always been, and the thing that I had repressed and run from all my life.

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As a child, recognizing my difference from other kids, I went to the local public library to try to better understand my reality. Back then, many library card catalogues didn't even list 'homosexuality' as a topic.

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I am a gay American.

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At a point in every person's life, one has to look deeply into the mirror of one's soul and decide one's unique truth in the world, not as we may want to see it or hope to see it, but as it is.

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I have two extraordinary daughters, who, I can say proudly, are doing very well in school and in piano. Daughters are a father's joy.

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More than anything else I recall being, or trying very deliberately to be, a perfect child. Not a Goody Two-shoes, but a kid who did good, who worked hard and met every expectation. I strove to achieve in the excessive way that psychotherapists tend to regard with concern.

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About James McGreevey

Quotes 20 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

I am resigning because my secret leaves the governor's office vulnerable.

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My truth is that I am a gay American.

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At different points in my life, I had grappled with the idea of going into the priesthood - in high school or law school. Where it ends, I'm not quite sure. Perhaps it ends with death, grappling with one's spirituality.

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I'm grateful for my brokenness. I'm grateful for my humility.

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I do not believe that God tortures any person simply for its own sake.

I believe that God enables all things to work for the greater good.

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Civil union is less than marriage. Marriage is a sacred and valued institution and ought to be afforded equal protection.

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For me, living in the closet corroded my ability to have an honest, open relationship with my God, my loved ones, my constituency and myself.

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