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Jesse Jackson

1941 -
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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."
"America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth."
"At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division"
"Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change"
"Deliberation and debate is the way you stir the soul of our democracy"
"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it."
"If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose"
"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"
"In politics, an organized minority is a political majority."
"It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other"
"Keep hope alive! "
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. "
"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"
"Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories"
"Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things. "
"We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up"
"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. "
"Your children need your presence more than your presents. "

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