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A collection of quotes and sayings by Jesse Jackson on life, hope, inspire rights, fight, judgement, achievement, success, forgiveness and leadership.

16 Motivational Jesse Jackson Quotes That Will Spur You To Stand For Your Rights

Famous As: Civil Rights Activist

Born On: October 8, 1941

Born In: Greenville

Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. is an American politician, civil rights activist, television personality and Baptist minister. He has served the District of Columbia as the Shadow U.S Senator. Jackson grew up at a time when racial segregation was still in place in the United States and his experiences as a child and then as a student at the Sterling High School formed the basis of his civil rights activism. He earned a football scholarship to the University of Illinois but later moved to North Carolina A&T, from where he graduated with a degree in sociology. Jackson enrolled at the Chicago Theological Seminary but discontinued the course in order to participate in the civil rights movement and became a minister of the church in 1968. During his time as a civil rights activist, Jackson worked under the great Martin Luther King Junior and throughout his association with the movement, he is known to have shown a remarkable degree of expertise in organisational skills that were far beyond his years. Jackson was without doubt one of the leading young members of the civil rights movement and later on in life, he created a place for himself as a politician as well. Here is a collection of some of his most profound quotes and sayings by the distinguished politician that will give you a glimpse of his mind. Presenting some noteworthy thoughts and quotations by Jesse Jackson.

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

Jesse Jackson

If my mind can conceive it, My heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it!

Jesse Jackson

A new leadership. A choice. A chance. Don't cry about what you don't have. Use what you got.

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

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson

When I came here, I put my hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. I didn't put my hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps... then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.

Jesse Jackson

Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we're all precious in God's sight.

Jesse Jackson

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to flee and fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams.

Jesse Jackson

Don't look down on somebody unless you are helping them up.

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

Just because a chicken was born in the oven doesn't make it a biscuit.

Jesse Jackson

Never look down on somebody unless you are helping them up

Jesse Jackson

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

Jesse Jackson

Never look down on anyone unless you're helping him up

Jesse Jackson