Quotes by Jesse Jackson

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
– Jesse Jackson
Keep hope alive!
– Jesse Jackson
It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as 'I Have a Dream' speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.
– Jesse Jackson
In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
– Jesse Jackson
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.
– Jesse Jackson
In Afghanistan, there is a plan to build democracy hundreds of thousands of troops are protecting it. There is a plan to rebuild and reconstruct there. But many thousands of Americans die from violence and poverty every year and we don't have a plan for reconstruction at home.
– Jesse Jackson
I was extended secret service protection during my presidential run in 1984, when I received the most death threats ever made toward a candidate.
– Jesse Jackson
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.
– Jesse Jackson
I came to the conclusion that in order to end racial barriers, I needed to run for the office of the president and put forth an agenda of social justice and world peace. In addition, I concluded that someone needed to run and challenge the liberal orthodoxy.
– Jesse Jackson
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.
– Jesse Jackson
For me, Barack Obama's election was a milestone of the most extraordinary kind. On the day he was elected I felt such hope in my heart. I thought we were seeing the beginning of a new era of equal opportunity across race and gender such as America had never known before.
– Jesse Jackson
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change.
– Jesse Jackson
At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
– Jesse Jackson
A man who cannot be enticed by money or intimidated by the threat of jail or death has two of the strongest weapons that anyone has to offer.
– Jesse Jackson
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
– Jesse Jackson