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Emanuel Celler
May 6, 1888 - January 15, 1981
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission. I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power. I had introduced a few civil rights bills.


Our population is headed for a stable plateau, which means an aging population.


My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States.


On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.


Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality: He knew how to take the risk. No other man in public life I knew could so readily take the challenge of the new.


Communism feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls. This shall not take root in the United States.


We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally can and must be fought without resort to the Communist tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom.


The inferior complex is now extended to all Europe, save Nordics.


The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them.


We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels of the Republican Party which have made political capital out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo.


In March of 1933 we witnessed a revolution in manner, in mores, in the definition of government. What before had been black or white sprang alive with color.


The power to investigate is a great public trust.


Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure.


I had fought against the unjust restriction of immigration.


The panic of the Depression loosened my inhibitions against being different. I could be myself.


It is the purpose of the majority of the Immigration Committee to encourage assimilation, yet this bill has already done more than anything I know of to bring about discord among our resident aliens.


I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave the sounds and smells of these sights behind me, but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.


The rate of population growth in the United States is slightly below that required to reproduce itself.


The study of music was a family interest.


Illegality will never solve the problem of political lawlessness.


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