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

Jesse Jackson on motivational

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

Jesse Jackson on pride

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson on children

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.

Jesse Jackson on work

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result.

Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.

Jesse Jackson on change

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

Jesse Jackson on dreams
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Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories.

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

Jesse Jackson on dreams

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

Jesse Jackson on diversity

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

Jesse Jackson on charity

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

Jesse Jackson on humility

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 on history

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.

Jesse Jackson on opportunity

About Jesse Jackson

Name Jesse Jackson
Quotes 36 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Activist
Birthday October 8, 1941
About Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. 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.
Top topics color, dreams, hope, high, fight

My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.

Jesse Jackson on politics

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 on diversity

Keep hope alive!

Jesse Jackson on alive

Hold your head high, stick your chest out.

You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.

Jesse Jackson on hope

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 on bell

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

Jesse Jackson on haven

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 on daily

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

Jesse Jackson on bring

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 on america

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

Jesse Jackson on debate

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.

Jesse Jackson on racism

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 on sides

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 on dreams

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

Jesse Jackson on leadership

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.

Jesse Jackson on color

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.

Jesse Jackson on americans

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

Jesse Jackson on greatness

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

Jesse Jackson on judgement

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 on achieve

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.

Jesse Jackson on majority

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

Jesse Jackson on environmentalists

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

Jesse Jackson on blossomed

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.

Jesse Jackson on public

George Bush has met more foreign heads of state than I have.

But a substantial number of them were dead.

Jesse Jackson on bush