92 Total Quotes

Jesse Jackson Quotes

Jesse Jackson
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist

Jesse Jackson
Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.
Jesse Jackson
#Hope

Jesse Jackson
He has stood for the inclusion of all segments of our society under the law; women, gender equality, workers' rights to organize, and civil rights for the least able.
Jesse Jackson
#Equality

Jesse Jackson
These students are courageous and this is an experience they will never forget, ... They held on to hope and had the strength and determination to survive.
Jesse Jackson
#Experience

Jesse Jackson
When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist #Doors

Jesse Jackson
Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
Jesse Jackson
#Dreams #American Activist

Jesse Jackson
When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist #Depression

Jesse Jackson
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist

Jesse Jackson
These poor black people were left stranded in the city when federal government had resources readily available and they didn't deliver the resources and I think people died because of this and these are tough questions that need to be answered.
Jesse Jackson
#Government

Jesse Jackson
The displaced survivors of hurricane relief ... have been displaced again in reconstruction.
Jesse Jackson
#Hurricane

Jesse Jackson
George Bush has met more foreign heads of state than I have. But a substantial number of them were dead.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist

Jesse Jackson
Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist #Debate

Jesse Jackson
I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist

Jesse Jackson
In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist #History

Jesse Jackson
If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist

Jesse Jackson
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist

Jesse Jackson
I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist

Jesse Jackson
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
Jesse Jackson
#Politicians And Politics

Jesse Jackson
The poor and the working poor have been locked out of the nation's consciousness, even by the media and by many ministers. Katrina washed away the debris that was covering the locked out and left behind.
Jesse Jackson
#Consciousness

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rhetoric, especially if taken to their conclusion, only undermines international diplomacy and dialogue, and has no place in today's world.
Jesse Jackson
#Diplomacy

Jesse Jackson
Those people are not walking the beat today (in Philadelphia), and that's good news.
Jesse Jackson
#News

Jesse Jackson
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
Jesse Jackson
#American Activist #Death

Jesse Jackson
We must somehow bring our soldiers back home and not allow them to be trophies in a growing, deepening crisis between the U.S. and China,
Jesse Jackson
#Crisis

Jesse Jackson
To kill him is a way of making politicians look tough. It does not make it right. It does not make any of us safer. It does not make any of us more secure.
Jesse Jackson
#Politicians