Kamala Harris’ most inspiring quotes:

“We have to act with fierce urgency. Justice demands it.” ― Kamala Harris

“Local officials don’t have the ability to make national policy. They have no authority beyond their jurisdiction. But when they land on good ideas, even on a small scale, they can create examples that others can replicate.” ― Kamala Harris

“You have to sweat the small stuff, because sometimes it turns out the small stuff is actually the big stuff.” ― Kamala Harris

“God, a God who asked us to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” and to “defend the rights of the poor and needy.” This is where I learned that “faith” is”― Kamala Harris

“One of my mother’s favourite sayings was “Don’t let anybody tell you who you are. You tell them who you are.”― Kamala Harris

“Our unity is our strength, and our diversity is our power. We reject the myth of “us” vs. “them.” We are in this together”― Kamala Harris

“It is often the mastery of the seemingly unimportant details, the careful execution of the tedious tasks, and the dedicated work done outside of the public eye that make the changes we seek possible.”― Kamala Harris

“fact, if DACA recipients were deported, it is estimated that the U.S. economy as a whole could lose as much as $460 billion over a decade.”― Kamala Harris

“The job of an elected official is not to sing a lullaby and soothe the country into a sense of complacency. The job is to speak truth, even in a moment that does not welcome or invite its utterance.”― Kamala Harris

“The criminal justice system punishes people for their poverty.”― Kamala Harris

“When you break through a glass ceiling, you’re going to get cut, and it’s going to hurt.”― Kamala Harris

“But when you can’t sleep at night, how can you dream?”― Kamala Harris

“Like it or not, most people prioritize their own safety over the education of someone else’s child. I wanted to make them see that if we didn’t prioritize education now, it would be a public safety matter later.”― Kamala Harris

“In the years to come, what matters most is that we see ourselves in one another’s struggles. p 120”― Kamala Harris

“A patriot is not someone who condones the conduct of our country whatever it does. It is someone who fights every day for the ideals of the country, whatever it takes.”― Kamala Harris

“American aspiration is … the courage to see beyond crisis, to do what is hard, to do what is good, to unite, to believe in ourselves, believe in our country, believe in what we can do together.”― Kamala Harris

“A great experiment takes great determination: The will to do the work, and then the wisdom to keep refining, keep tinkering, keep perfecting.”― Kamala Harris

“We are bold, fearless, and ambitious. We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome, that we will rise up.”― Kamala Harris

“In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation. It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We see not only what has been, we see what can be.”― Kamala Harris

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”― Kamala Harris

“The road ahead will not be easy. But America is ready—and so are Joe Biden and I.”― Kamala Harris

“Make no mistake, the road ahead will not be not easy. We will stumble. We may fall short. But I pledge to you that we will act boldly and deal with our challenges honestly. We will speak truths. And we will act with the same faith in you that we ask you to place in us.” ― Kamala Harris

“We must measure up to our words and fight for our ideals because the critical hour is upon us.”― Kamala Harris

“In the years to come, what matters most is that we see ourselves in one another’s struggles.”― Kamala Harris

“What I hope and pray is that we can get to a point where, through what are undoubtedly difficult conversations, we confront the real history of America. Doing it in a way that is motivated by love, but also is fully honest.”― Kamala Harris

“Let’s not throw up our hands when it’s time to roll up our sleeves. Not now. Not tomorrow. Not ever.” ― Kamala Harris

“My daily challenge to myself is to be part of the solution, to be a joyful warrior in the battle to come.” ― Kamala Harris

“Like it or not, most people prioritize their own safety over the education of someone else’s child. I wanted to make them see that if we didn’t prioritize education now, it would be a public safety matter later.”― Kamala Harris

 “This is a moment in time for us to look in the mirror and ask a question.  That question being, who are we?  Part of the answer to that question is we are better than this.”― Kamala Harris

 “Our mother was all of 5 feet tall, but if you ever met her, you would have thought she was 7 feet tall, and, you know, she was the kind of parent who would tell you, you know, you don`t let anyone tell you who you are, you tell them who you are.” ― Kamala Harris

“My parents met when they were active in the Civil Rights Movement.  I am a daughter of that movement.  I grew up knowing about the disparities, inequities, and unfairness in the criminal justice system.”― Kamala Harris

“Our democracy is at its strongest and most powerful when everyone participates.”― Kamala Harris

“Here’s the truth people need to understand: To tackle the challenges of the 21st century, we must empower women and families.”― Kamala Harris

“My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing, and she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Freedom.”― Kamala Harris

 “We come from different backgrounds — but we were raised, with the same values. Hard work. Honesty. Decency. A belief that we all have a responsibility to look out for one another.”― Kamala Harris

 “I’m opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education, or public health, period.”― Kamala Harris

 “Anyone who claims to be a leader must speak like a leader. That means speaking with integrity and truth.”― Kamala Harris

“When we have an equal number of representatives in Congress—equal number meaning representative of who the population is as a whole—we will be better and stronger.”― Kamala Harris

 “More women should run for office, and more women are running for office, and this is so exciting.” ― Kamala Harris

 “What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters.” ― Kamala Harris

“Let me tell you, the reason I made a very conscious decision to become a prosecutor was because I am the child of people who, like those today, were marching and shouting on the streets for justice.” ― Kamala Harris

“I’m really sick of having to explain my experiences with racism to people for them to understand that it exists.”― Kamala Harris

“The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid. The callousness makes us feel alone. It’s a lot. And here’s the thing: We can do better and deserve so much more.”― Kamala Harris

“Our unity is our strength, and our diversity is our power. We reject the myth of ‘us’ vs. ‘them.’ We are in this together.”― Kamala Harris

 “I often advocate that we look at many sides of an issue, walk in someone else’s shoes, and identify and reject false choices.” ― Kamala Harris

“The truth is that the vast majority of Americans are good, fair, and just, and they want their country to reflect those ideals.” ― Kamala Harris

 “Here’s the thing: every office I’ve run for I was the first to win. First person of colour. First woman. First woman of colour. Every time.”― Kamala Harris

 “I became an adult at Howard University. Howard very directly influenced and reinforced — equally important — my sense of being and meaning and reasons for being.”― Kamala Harris

“My parents would bring me to protests strapped tightly in my stroller, and my mother, Shyamalan, raised my sister, Maya, and me to believe that it was up to us and every generation of Americans to keep on marching.”― Kamala Harris

 “We cannot let up in the fight for equality, fairness, and justice. Even when, if not especially when, it is hard or uncomfortable to talk about.”― Kamala Harris

“Throughout all of the recent events and the emotional roller coaster our country has been on, we cannot lose hope. And in order to have hope, one must first speak truth.” ― Kamala Harris

 “At every step of the way, I’ve been guided by the words I spoke from the first time I stood in a courtroom: ‘Kamala Harris, For the People.” ― Kamala Harris

 “My mother would look at me and she’d say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’ That’s why breaking those barriers is worth it. As much as anything else, it is also to create that path for those who will come after us.”― Kamala Harris

“When I look at young girls and boys, and they look at me, they see themselves, and what they can be. That’s the weight that I carry, and the joy of the weight.”― Kamala Harris

“Family means everything to me. I’ve had many titles throughout my career, but Moala will always be the one that means the most to me.”― Kamala Harris

“I believe in that old adage that ‘as goes California, so goes the country.”― Kamala Harris

“I think Hillary Clinton could do whatever she puts her mind to. I really do. She’s incredibly dedicated to public service, she is smart as a whip, and she’s effective.”― Kamala Harris

“My mother was and will always remain my greatest hero.”― Kamala Harris

“Generally speaking, the public appetite for criminal justice policy is just tough talk.”― Kamala Harris

“Getting smart on crime’ does not mean reducing sentences or punishments for crimes.”― Kamala Harris

“What we all want is public safety. We don’t want rhetoric that’s framed through ideology.”― Kamala Harris

“I strongly believe that for serious and violent criminals, we must absolutely hold them accountable for their crimes and send them to prison.”― Kamala Harris

“I think I have every piece of music Bob Marley ever made.”― Kamala Harris

“I’ve had the good fortune and blessing to run for the offices for which I really wanted to do the work.”― Kamala Harris

“My mother had a saying: ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.”― Kamala Harris

“What’s important for my daughter to know is that… if you are fortunate to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have those opportunities as well.”― Kamala Harris

“To change criminal justice policy in any meaningful way means to propose changing a very longstanding system. It’s not realistic to think you can do it overnight.”― Kamala Harris

“I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.”― Kamala Harris

“I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change.”― Kamala Harris

“I have loved to cook since I was a child in my mother’s kitchen. If I don’t have time to cook, I’ll just read a cookbook.”― Kamala Harris

“Mitt Romney subscribes to the cynical logic that says the American dream belongs to some of us but not all of us.”― Kamala Harris

“Mitt Romney subscribes to the cynical logic that says the American dream belongs to some of us but not all of us.”― Kamala Harris

“You never have to ask anyone the permission to lead. I want you to remember that.”― Kamala Harris

“We the people have the power to build a better future.”― Kamala Harris

“Our country has sent you to have a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourselves in a way that others may not simply because they’ve never seen it before.”― Kamala Harris

 “My mother would tell us ‘Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something’, so I did.”― Kamala Harris

 “There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane’. They are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be. But don’t you let that burden you.”― Kamala Harris

“There is no vaccine for racism… We have got to do the work to fulfil that promise of equal justice under law. Because none of us are free until all of us are free.”― Kamala Harris

 “Family means everything to me. I’ve had many titles throughout my career, but Moala will always be the one that means the most to me.”― Kamala Harris

“Simply put, every issue is a Black woman’s issue, and Black women’s issues are everyone’s issues.”― Kamala Harris

 “Every day, pregnant women walk into their doctor’s office for check-ups, advice, and treatment; but that experience is very different for black women.”― Kamala Harris

 “What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters.”― Kamala Harris

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last. Because every little girl, watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”― Kamala Harris

“Your vote is your voice, and your voice is your power. Don’t let anyone take away your power.”― Kamala Harris

 “You can’t deny it. You can’t look away. It’s there. I do believe people are seeing the injustice of it all and are prepared to take action in a way that we’ve not seen before. And that gives me hope.”― Kamala Harris

“When my mother came from India at the age of 19, maybe she didn’t quite imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in an America where  a moment like this is possible.”― Kamala Harris

“Imperfect though we may be, I believe we are a great country.”― Kamala Harris

“We don’t stop fighting, that’s not who we are.”― Kamala Harris

 “Let us speak the truth: People are protesting because our country has never fully addressed the systemic racism that has plagued our country since its earliest days. It is the duty of every American to fix. In times like this, silence is complicity.”― Kamala Harris

“I believe you’ve got to do your due diligence.”― Kamala Harris

“There is no vaccine for racism.”― Kamala Harris

“My mother would tell us, ‘Don’t just sit around and complain about things. Do something.’”― Kamala Harris

“My mother would say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’”― Kamala Harris

“What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters.”― Kamala Harris

“Single women in politics are viewed differently than single men.”

“I’ve had a lot of titles over my career, and certainly ‘vice president’ will be great. But ‘Moala’ will always be the one that means the most.”― Kamala Harris

“Do not let anyone ever tell you who you are.”― Kamala Harris

“I eat ‘no’ for breakfast.”― Kamala Harris

“There will be a resistance to your ambition, there will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane.’ They are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be.”― Kamala Harris

“Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”― Kamala Harris

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