Quotes by Jesse Jackson

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The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (born October 8, 1941) is an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988.

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

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
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.
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.
A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.
America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
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.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Where there is hope there is life, where there is life there is possibility, and where there is possibility change can occur.
Burdens shared are easier to bear.
If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.

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