"History passes the final judgment."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Sidney Poitier on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Sidney Poitier on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Sidney Poitier on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Sidney Poitier on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Sidney Poitier on Thomas Jefferson
"I wouldn't change a single thing, because one change alters every moment that follows it."
"But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity."
"My father was the quintessential husband and dad."
"I come from a great family. I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can be."
"So I'm OK with myself, with history, my work, who I am and who I was."