Jesse Jackson Quotes

I mean, the fight for a health care bill to cover all Americans and leave none behind is attacked as being a race appeal, which is not true, but then it's put out in the media as true... view

By: 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... view

By: Jesse Jackson

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it... view

By: Jesse Jackson

If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart... view

By: Jesse Jackson

If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose... view

By: 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... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Keep hope alive!.. view

By: Jesse Jackson

It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other... view

By: Jesse Jackson

I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy... view

By: Jesse Jackson

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority... view

By: Jesse Jackson

I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted... view

By: Jesse Jackson

I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me - toasted and buttered on both sides... view

By: 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... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville... view

By: Jesse Jackson

George Bush has met more foreign heads of state than I have. But a substantial number of them were dead... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day... view

By: Jesse Jackson

A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy.. view

By: Jesse Jackson

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up... view

By: Jesse Jackson

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division... view

By: Jesse Jackson

America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth... view

By: Jesse Jackson

From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation... view

By: Jesse Jackson

We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up... view

By: Jesse Jackson

We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams... view

By: 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... view

By: Jesse Jackson

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy.. view

By: Jesse Jackson

Your children need your presence more than your presents... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things... view

By: Jesse Jackson

So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it's uniform color versus skin color. We have - we've overcome that level of racial fear... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories... view

By: Jesse Jackson

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams... view

By: Jesse Jackson

Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude... view

By: Jesse Jackson