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J. C. Watts

American,  Politician
Total Quotes : 26
Politics Color Mature

I'm looking forward to the day when America will mature to the point that we are a color-blind society. I'm not so sure that in politics that will ever be reality, because politics has a way of separating us based on skin color.

- J. C. Watts

Faith Old Am

Everything I am I owe to my faith and secondly to parents who were old school.

- J. C. Watts

Need Going Against

I'm secure in who I am. I don't need the validation of those that would say, you have to be a certain thing in order to be accepted. I'm comfortable going against the grain if I need to.

- J. C. Watts

Doing Think Caught

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.

- J. C. Watts

Color I Think Badly

I'm not one that believes that affirmative action should be based on one's skin color or one's gender, I think it should be done based on one's need, because I think if you are from a poor white community, I think that poor white kid needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor black kid.

- J. C. Watts

Roof NAACP Convention

Having a Republican candidate speak at the NAACP convention is like trying to build a house starting at the roof. If you don't have a foundation, the roof isn't going to stand.

- J. C. Watts

Doing Everyone Tries

Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.

- J. C. Watts

Professional Football

Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft. The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn't do this out of compassion or guilt. It's done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team.

- J. C. Watts

Losing You Explaining

If you are explaining, you are losing.

- J. C. Watts

Think Big Allow

I think the Republican Party should be a pro-life party. I am pro-life. I do not apologize for that. On the flip side of that coin, the Republican Party has been big enough to allow pro-choice advocates to be heard.

- J. C. Watts

American Chance Market

When it comes to the American dream, no one has a corner on the market. All of us have an equal chance to share in that dream.

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Faith I Think About

I think you grow wherever God plants you. I hope I'm growing as a person of faith, as a Christian. That should be our number one objective this journey of life. That all starts with a personal intimate relationship with Christ and then being in prayer every single day about all of those things - being tenacious about it.

- J. C. Watts

Focus Housing Led

Well, Mark, I led the charge for five or six years to get reforms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I was chairman of an organization called 'FM Policy Focus.' What we were saying was, if there was blip in the housing market, Fannie and Freddie would destabilize the greatest economy in the world.

- J. C. Watts

Strength Take Lot

It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.

- J. C. Watts

Love Disconnect Other

The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other.

- J. C. Watts

Been Other Shut

That's the way blacks have been encouraged to think: that we got to stick together. You've got a situation today where if a black person says he thinks O.J. Simpson's guilty, other blacks will cut their eyes at him and say, 'You ought to go somewhere and sit down and shut up.'

- J. C. Watts

Voice Think NAACP

Republicans think that the NAACP is the only voice in the black community. It is a voice in the black community. But it's not the only voice.

- J. C. Watts

Constitution Fact Obama

In 2008, as a matter of fact, I had people accusing me of being a Senator Obama supporter because I wouldn't slam him. I said, 'Well, consider the fact that I voted for impeachment for President Clinton, but it wasn't a personal vote. I voted based on the facts and the law and the Constitution and what we were dealing with.'

- J. C. Watts

American Newt Gingrich

When you look at the results that Newt Gingrich got when he was speaker, he got results for the American people.

- J. C. Watts

Think Some George W. Bush

Some might think that George W. Bush had his shortcomings, but let me tell you something - history's going to be kind to George W. Bush.

- J. C. Watts