Quotes by Jesse Jackson

Never look down on anybody unless you helping him up.
– Jesse Jackson
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
– Jesse Jackson
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
– Jesse Jackson
We've been so preoccupied with getting the government to behave in a fair and democratic way, we were not able to focus on the private sector where most of the jobs are, where most of the wealth and opportunities are.
– Jesse Jackson
We must all learn a good lesson - how to live together. That is the new challenge of the new world... learning to co-exist and not co-annihilate.
– Jesse Jackson
We have to judge politicians by their cumulative score. In one innings they make a great catch, in another they drop the ball. In one they score a home run, in another they strike out. But it is their cumulative batting average that we are interested in.
– Jesse Jackson
Urban America has been redlined. Government has not offered tax incentives for investment, as it has in a dozen foreign markets. Banks have redlined it. Industries have moved out, they've redlined it. Clearly, to break up the redlining process, there must be incentives to green-line with hedges against risk.
– Jesse Jackson
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
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
– Jesse Jackson
Those who write the editorials and those who write the columns, they simply are unaccountable. They're free to impose their cultural politics in the name of freedom of the press.
– Jesse Jackson
The relationship between the prophet and the President, the priest and the President, is a sacred one.
– Jesse Jackson
Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.
– Jesse Jackson
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
People internalize, from the jail to student loan debt, to credit card debt, to unemployment to the whole collective. It manifests itself in many ways, in people's home lives, domestic stuff.
– Jesse Jackson
Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
– Jesse Jackson
On the political front, of course it's a zero-sum game. If it's all white males holding positions, you bring 10 women in, then it's, 'Women are coming!' Get 10 blacks and it's, 'Blacks are coming!' 'Hispanics are coming!' Zero-sum game. The seatmates might change but the chairs don't move. In the economy, the number of chairs can actually increase.
– Jesse Jackson
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
Music of all arts should be expansive and inclusive.
– Jesse Jackson
Many kids come out of college, they have a credit card and a diploma. They don't know how to buy a house or a car or health insurance or life insurance. They do not know basic microeconomics.
– Jesse Jackson
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
– Jesse Jackson