Jesse Jackson

If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.Jesse Jackson

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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

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

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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

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Your children need your presence more than your presents.Jesse Jackson

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

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

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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

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At the end of the day, we're defined by our predicament, not by the sides of town.Jesse Jackson

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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

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Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.Jesse Jackson

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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

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Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.Jesse Jackson

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

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

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

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There's great disparity between who goes to college and who goes to jail. Who lives long and who dies prematurely, is the defining issue of our time. And I submit to you, there's a significant race dimension, it is basically class-driven.Jesse Jackson

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Look at the coded language the Right is using against President Barack Obama. Openly calling him a liar in Congress, saying he is 'not a Christian, he was not born here, he is not one of us.' That makes addressing such issues trickier for the first African-American in the White House.Jesse Jackson

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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

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While I've spent a lot of quality time with my children, perhaps it's not been enough.Jesse Jackson

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What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share.Jesse Jackson

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

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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

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If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.Jesse Jackson

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When you create more small businesses, you create small entrepreneurship. Out of that comes self-determination and employment.Jesse Jackson

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The coffers are full of money and equipment for the Ferguson Police and the Missouri National Guard to put down a potential uprising, but no money for actually uplifting the people of Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri and around the nation.Jesse Jackson

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Life has its dimensions in the mysterious.Jesse Jackson

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You can be out of slavery and have the right to vote, but unless you have access to capital, industry and technology, you can't fulfill your dreams.Jesse Jackson

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Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy.Jesse Jackson

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Watch the walls come down, whether it's in the South or on Wall Street. When the walls come down, what do we find? More markets, more talent, more capital and growth. Which means that the race and sex discrimination stunt economic growth. It's not good for capitalism. It's not good for America's growth. And it's not morally right.Jesse Jackson

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