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.
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If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
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.
[Donald Trump] said it`s against affordable health care for poor people and will not fight to raise wages for working poor people, that`s pushing all of them in terms of policy.
[Donald Trump] says if he wins, he`ll accept the outcome.
If he lose, he will not accept the outcome. That is playing by two set of rules that is not very fair.
The liberation of Blacks is not for Blacks only.
Unfortunate. Unfortunate. Sometimes people struggling for freedom lose their way.
We made this inexplicable turn into Iraq, where we've lost lives, money, honour and the coalition on [George] Bush's watch. Surely he's not suggesting that if the Democrats win, things can get worse. I mean, all we can do now is to look at our field policy and change the course. We need more diplomatic outreach toward Iran, Syria and Middle Eastern allies, and less bluster and less threats, and fewer troops.
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.
Politicians refuse to modernize schools, they cut out midnight basketball, but build all these new jails. First class jails, second class schools. This is zero tolerance.
We must know the difference between sweat and tears.
Sweat is wet. Tears are wet. Sweat is salty. Tears are salty. But progress comes through sweat. Progress never came through tears.
Politicians argue for abortion largely because they do not want to spend the necessary money to feed, clothe and educate more people... There are those who argue that the right to privacy is of higher order than the right to life. I do not share that view... That was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside of your right to concerned.
If I were a white candidate, I'd have won the Democratic nomination.
There is fear, police in fear, people if are in fear, children are fear, but fear and hate must not drive our agenda, love and hope and healing must drive the agenda.
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.
If you and I got on an airplane, you're going to L.
A., Los Angeles, and I'm going to Senegal, we get there about the same time. The world is just that small. So a world that is so tightly bound by science and technology and now Internet and the web page, that world is too small for bullies. It has no room in that world for arrogance.
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
It does not stand to give banks millions of dollars at an interest rate of one percent, when banks charge students an interest rate of 6 percent. Why should the banks be scalping students?
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.
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.
People like to say don't abort, adopt. But I'm saying don't strip, scholarship.
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.
You cannot have a diplomatic offensive without talking.
There was a direct jobs program from the Rooselvelt administration in the 1930s.
The Justice Department has set up a task force to investigate the banks and the mortgage crisis but that's a little too late. Whenever they report they will report the obvious. It will be too late to impact the people who need the help the most.
Suffering breeds character. Character breeds faith. And in the end, faith will not disappoint. Faith, hope, and dreams will prevail... Our time has come. Our time has come. Our time has come.
Why would anyone be able to make $21 million not showing up for work for a single day? That is vulgar capitalism. That is not good for the nation.
It'll be a great day when the seniors have all the baseball caps they need and the Pentagon bombs Gilligan's Island.
When we take out school psychologists, truant officers, counselors, art, music, and athletics, and bring in the police, the school gets turned into a feeder system for the penal system.
We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up.
What's good for Blacks is good for all of America.
When I was a boy we were poor and we had to make do with what we had.
So my grandma used to make us quits that we used for blankets. She couldn't afford to go to the store and buy a blanket -- so she'd take scraps of cloth and sew them together. there'd be different colors and different patterns and different types of cloth -- but they all went together to make that big quilt to keep us warm.
When God rang the bell that ended the fight, the world cried out for one more round.
I think Hamas should be challenged to consider really embracing Gandhi and Dr.
Kings philosophy of advocating nonviolence as a way to achieve self determination, end occupation, achieve unity within their country, and gain allies within Israel. I think this idea of an eye for and eye, a rocket for a bomb, will never bring about peace for either side.
The crown jewel of Dr. King`s movement was to protect the right to vote for all citizens.
When it came to the division of power, we did not get from the Jews the slice of cake we deserved... the Jews do not share with us control of wealth, broadcasting stations and other centers of power.
The interest right now is taking resources back to the state and allowing the minority to have tyranny over the minority. It's an ideological power grab. It's like in this Congressional rebellion they are willing to sink the ship to destroy the captain.