If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.— Jesse Jackson
The most killer Jesse Jackson quotes that are little-known but priceless
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
When everyone is included, everyone wins.
Leaders must be tough enough to fight, tender enough to cry, human enough to make mistakes, humble enough to admit them, strong enough to absorb the pain, and resilient enough to bounce back and keep on moving.
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up.
Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you change.
A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.
Hold your head high, stick your chest out.
You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.
While I've spent a lot of quality time with my children, perhaps it's not been enough.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
The white, the Hispanic, the black, the Arab, the Jew, the woman, the Native American, the small farmer, the businessperson, the environmentalist, the peace activist, the young, the old, the lesbian, the gay and the disabled make up the American quilt.
Our premise is that inclusion leads to growth.
So for those who are locked out, they lose development, and those who are in power lose market and growth.
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.
When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
A man must be willing to die for justice.
Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
You must never stop dreaming. Face reality, yes. But don't stop with the way things are; dream of things as they ought to be. Dream of peace. Peace is rational and reasonable. War is irrational in this age and unwinnable.
I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
Our dreams must be stronger than our memories.
We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
I was born in a slum, but the slum wasn't born in me.
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.
Just because a chicken was born in the oven doesn't make it a biscuit.
It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life.
We must never surrender. America will get better and better. Keep hope alive. Keep hope alive.
In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
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.
Those in blue suits who use thinly veiled race symbols -- when they say welfare and crime and three strikes and anti- affirmative action -- they are sending messages more profound their language.
When I first went to jail in 1960 with seven classmates trying to use their public library against the backdrop of my father being a veteran of World War II, not being able to use - having to sit behind Nazi on American military bases, I lost my fear of jails and death.
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high.
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.
It'll be a great day when the seniors have all the baseball caps they need and the Pentagon bombs Gilligan's Island.
Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites -- rather than fighting for jobs or education -- fight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they're about national security. You know that these weapons can shoot down airplanes, they can blow up railroads. This is really a whole national security issue.
If you wear a hoodie but aren't registered to vote, you got the symbolism but missed the substance.
It's not enough to be quiet. Quietness is the absence of noise. We need peace, the presence of justice and to be - and so people here can coexist and live together.
Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.
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.
We picked their cotton. We cooked their food. We nursed their babies. Now we can run their cities. We can run their states. We will run the country.
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Gangs are a group reaction to helplessness.
Hymies." And "Hymietown.
When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
His foreparents came to America in immigrant ships.
My foreparents came to America in slave ships. But whatever the original ships, we are both in the same boat tonight.
Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer.
But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.