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Jesse Jackson Quotes

(1941), American Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader

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

Category: Change

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Category: Children

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

Category: Diversity

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.

Category: Diversity

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

Category: Dreams

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

Category: Giving

Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.

Category: Hope

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

Category: Modesty

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

Category: Opportunity

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

Category: Politicians And Politics

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.

Category: Pride

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.

Category: Public

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.

Category: Race And Racism

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

Category: Unemployment