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If there are occasions when my grape turned into a
by Jesse Jackson

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

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

Leadership cannot just go along to get along.
Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
- Jesse Jackson

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

 

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

From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated
a people and touched the soul of a nation.
- Jesse Jackson

George Bush has met more foreign heads of state than I have.
But a substantial number of them were dead.
- Jesse Jackson

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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

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

America is not a blanket woven from one thread,
one color, one cloth.
- Jesse Jackson

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

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

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
- Jesse Jackson

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

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

If you run, you might lose.
If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose.
- Jesse Jackson

I cast my bread on the waters long ago.
Now it's time for you to send it back to me -
toasted and buttered on both sides.
- Jesse Jackson

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories.
We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
- Jesse Jackson

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

I know they are all environmentalists.
I heard a lot of my speeches recycled.
- Jesse Jackson

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

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

We must not measure greatness from the mansion down,
but from the manger up.
- Jesse Jackson

We've removed the ceiling above our dreams.
There are no more impossible dreams.
- Jesse Jackson

Great things happen in small places.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
- Jesse Jackson

I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot,
and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
- Jesse Jackson

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

Keep hope alive!
- Jesse Jackson

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

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

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

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
Seize common occasions and make them great.
Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
- Orison Swett Marden

Sometimes the producer has more say and the director takes what he is given.
On other occasions, you don't see the producer very
much and the director is the one who it is all about.
- Julie Harris

When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -
not the great occasions -
that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
- Bob Hope

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the
cataclysmic events of that first Easter.
- Josh McDowell

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy,
especially in Presidents.
Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover

The Bishop, as I have remarked, was not very dignified on all occasions,
and sometimes acted in such a manner as would not have appeared well in public.
- Maria Monk

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.
- Thomas Kempis

The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal
and loyalty to the Great King;
yet they have been very badly treated by his people.
- Joseph Brant

As President Bush has said on numerous occasions,
it is the government's role to create the conditions,
the friendly environment, that will attract capital.
- Donald Evans

I've been shot at on numerous occasions.
- John Pomfret

On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince
the American president not to go to war.
I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening.
- Silvio Berlusconi

My mother told me on several different occasions that
she was livin' her dream vicariously through me.
She once said that I was getting' to do all the things
that she would have wanted to have done.
- Buck Owens

I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions.
He stayed on as a bus driver.
- Chely Wright

The last occasions when the timetable of our lives
would be interrupted for many years to come.
- Sister Parish

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what
is elusive but attainable,
a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan

They trained mostly by time periods,
checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions.
- Joe Henderson

Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry;
on the other hand,
poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
- Walter Savage Landor

Basically, I was pretty ostracized in my hometown.
Me and a few other guys were the town freaks-
and there were many occasions when we were dodging
getting beaten up ourselves.
- Bruce Springsteen

Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window
and have a good look at jazz.
And I've done that on many occasions.
- J. J. Johnson

Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.
- Samuel Butler

A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
- James Russell Lowell

I have thought that I have seen ghosts on many occasions.
- Taylor Caldwell

It doesn't really mean a great deal of difference to a life.
You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing,
you leave it.
I've done it on several occasions.
- George Woodcock

On occasions I have been big-headed.
I think most people are when they get in the limelight.
I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.
- Brian Clough

Judgment is not upon all occasions required,
but discretion always is.
- Philip Stanhope

Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness,
than all other holes in this world put together.
- Laurence Sterne

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I have said it on several occasions,
several times from this podium,
that providing a quality education for our children
is high on my priority list.
I will not stop now.
- Jane D. Hull

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth -
I only regret,
in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
- Henry James

On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover,
an obvious sign he also had some himself.
- Pierre Salinger

I had my life threatened by Bosnian Serbs on numerous occasions.
- John Pomfret

I wish we did have responsibility for the hair.
I have been screwed up by the hair on many occasions.
- Julie Harris

We sing these songs for the everyday occasions of life,
and they are very close to the hearts of our people.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure
that on many occasions I was 10,
20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
- Benoit Mandelbrot


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