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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1895
AUTHOR: Thurgood Marshall (1908–93)
QUOTATION: Lawlessness is lawlessness. Anarchy is anarchy is anarchy. Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy.
ATTRIBUTION: THURGOOD MARSHALL, U.S. solicitor general, speech at the national convention of Alpha Phi Alpha, St. Louis, Missouri, August 15, 1966, as reported by the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 17, 1966, p. 1.
SUBJECTS: Violence