Jesse Jackson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jesse jackson quotes, jesse jackson sayings, and jesse jackson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.     

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

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

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

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

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

Your children need your presence more than your presents.     

Jesse Jackson

It's time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.     

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.     

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

Gangs are a group reaction to helplessness.     

Jesse Jackson

Your children need your presence more than your presents.     

Jesse Jackson

When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.     

Jesse Jackson

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

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

Humanitarian appeals always help. They penetrate deeper than political tradeoffs.     

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

When everyone is included, everyone wins.     

Jesse Jackson

Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.     

Jesse Jackson

If you don't feel apologetic for slavery, if you don't feel apologetic for colonialism, if you feel proud of it then say that.     

Jesse Jackson

It's not enough to be quiet. Quietness is the absence of noise. We need peace, the presence of justice and to be - and so people here can coexist and live together.     

Jesse Jackson

Unfortunate. Unfortunate. Sometimes people struggling for freedom lose their way.     

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

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

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