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Motivational Jesse Jackson Quotes And Sayings

Jesse Jackson Quotes:- Jesse Jackson ( born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

Inspirational Jesse Jackson Quotes

“Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories.”-Jesse Jackson

Inspirational Jesse Jackson Quotes

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

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


“When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.”-Jesse Jackson


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


“We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up.”-Jesse Jackson


“A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.”-Jesse Jackson


“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”-Jesse Jackson


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“It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.”-Jesse Jackson


“At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.”-Jesse Jackson


“Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.”-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


“We must all learn a good lesson – how to live together. That is the new challenge of the new world… learning to co-exist and not co-annihilate.”-Jesse Jackson


“We blacks were the first people embracing Obama, long before the people at expensive fundraisers were supporting him. We gave him his first love, 96 percent of blacks voted for him in 2008. Yet today we are the number one in unemployment, with 16 percent of American blacks out of work.”-Jesse Jackson


“I think reconciliation is Obama’s goal – but the fight with the Republicans is like a fight with pit bulls, they never let go. Even worse, now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and he will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part.”-Jesse Jackson


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“The American people on the ground need a clearer, stronger, Lyndon B. Johnson-type voice from their president. Obama has that voice. It has to be used.”-Jesse Jackson

“We’ve been so preoccupied with getting the government to behave in a fair and democratic way, we were not able to focus on the private sector where most of the jobs are, where most of the wealth and opportunities are.”-Jesse Jackson


“My very first recollection of life on earth was waking up in bed with my mother, and she was showing me a picture of my father, Charles Jackson, with a group of soldiers.”-Jesse Jackson


“Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights and social justice issue in America today.”-Jesse Jackson


“If the American people in a matter of months can love the people of Kuwait, whom they have not seen, they can love the people of our nation’s capital just as well.”-Jesse Jackson


“I take my role seriously as a pastor.”-Jesse Jackson


“The relationship between the prophet and the President, the priest and the President, is a sacred one.”-Jesse Jackson


“I know how to run a nationally paced campaign.”-Jesse Jackson


“Any attempt to dilute my support for Sen. Obama will not succeed.”-Jesse Jackson


“If the states had to vote on slavery, we would have lost the vote.”-Jesse Jackson


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“You may choose your mate, but you cannot deny someone else the right to choose their mate.”-Jesse Jackson

“Those powers that control the tent are not threatened at all by any activity that you engage in, in the shadows, that’s not moving toward the tent. And I am rather convinced that we have a generation that is so preoccupied with life in the shadows, they never even focus on getting to the sunlight where you open up the big tent.”-Jesse Jackson


“When they wrote the Constitution, only white male landowners had the right to vote.”-Jesse Jackson


“Those who have the most wealthy and the most property, their children have the first, the best, and the most.”-Jesse Jackson


“Who lives long and who dies prematurely, is the defining issue of our time. And I submit to you, there’s a significant race dimension, it is basically class-driven.”-Jesse Jackson


“I came to the conclusion that in order to end racial barriers, I needed to run for the office of the president and put forth an agenda of social justice and world peace. In addition, I concluded that someone needed to run and challenge liberal orthodoxy.”-Jesse Jackson


“I had gained a greater appreciation of hearing the concerns of women, doctors, and so many others.”-Jesse Jackson


“In tough economic times, desperate people do desperate things, and the abortion rate goes up.”-Jesse Jackson


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“So many bright stars, bright in life, burn out quickly.”-Jesse Jackson


“Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.”-Jesse Jackson


“If a black doctor discovers a cure for cancer, ain’t no hospital going to lock him out.”-Jesse Jackson


“In many ways, Africa subsidized America and Europe’s development.”-Jesse Jackson


“If you don’t feel apologetic for slavery, if you don’t feel apologetic for colonialism, if you feel proud of it then say that.”-Jesse Jackson


“I want to make America better!”-Jesse Jackson


“Black men of integrity cannot make a deal with a politician and leave out the poor of the nation, all God’s children.”-Jesse Jackson


“Many have fought for and even lost their lives to end segregation, to win the right to vote. It disappoints me to now have to cajole people to register and to vote.”-Jesse Jackson


“It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as ‘I Have a Dream’ speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.”-Jesse Jackson


“The great responsibility that we have today is to put the poor and the near-poor back in front of the American agenda.”-Jesse Jackson


“I’m not wasting my time with any more non-straight-talking candidates.”-Jesse Jackson


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“Conservatives and liberals can find common ground.”-Jesse Jackson


“Black and Jewish leaders have been a coalition of conscience.”-Jesse Jackson


“Few would deny that blacks have become very dominant in athletics: football, basketball, track, now dominant in tennis and dominant in golf.”-Jesse Jackson


“Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears, and risk.”-Jesse Jackson


“While I’ve spent a lot of quality time with my children, perhaps it’s not been enough.”-Jesse Jackson


“Ronald Reagan was older than I was when he ran for president.”-Jesse Jackson


“You know, people always ask ‘Why is “-Jesse Jackson running for the White House?’ They never have seen the house I’m running from.”-Jesse Jackson


“I have worked hard to build relationships between Jewish people and black people.”-Jesse Jackson


“Humanitarian appeals always help. They penetrate deeper than political tradeoffs.”-Jesse Jackson