Jesse Jackson Quotes

50 Jesse Jackson quotes:

"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."
"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
"America is not like a blanket-one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt-many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread."
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"America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth."
"I say America: Stay out of the Bushes,"
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"He should be removed from the airwaves as soon as possible. Bill Bennett owes America an apology. He certainly owes African-Americans an apology."
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"When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression."
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"When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through."
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"Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories."
"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it."
"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."
"From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation."
"George Bush has met more foreign heads of state than I have. But a substantial number of them were dead."
"Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy."
"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."
"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."
"If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose."
"Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day."
"I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted."
"Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change."
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