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Jesse Jackson
October 8, 1941 -
Nationality: American
Category: Activist
Subcategory: American Activist

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


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


Your children need your presence more than your presents.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Keep hope alive!

    Topics: Short

It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.


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


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


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


If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose.


At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.


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


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


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


A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.

    Topics: Death

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.


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