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Jackson, Jesse

Civil rights and political activist.

Quotes

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

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.
- Jesse Jackson

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
- Jesse Jackson

Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.
- Jesse Jackson

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

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

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

I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled.
- Jesse Jackson

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

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
- 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.
- 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

Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow-red, yellow, brown, black and white-and we're all precious in God's sight.
- Jesse Jackson

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
- 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.
- Jesse Jackson

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

 


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