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The people ask much, often more than any government can give.
by Jane Byrne

The people ask much, often more than any government can give.
We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems.
- Jane Byrne

If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country,
the federal government should be eager to become partners
with us in rebuilding our city.
- Jane Byrne

The people of Chicago are a proud people -
and for good reason.
- Jane Byrne

City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities -
without outside interference.
- Jane Byrne

 

I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be
judged by my performance as its chief executive.
- Jane Byrne

But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and
viable center for commerce and industry,
for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.
- Jane Byrne

But as important as the job to be done by government in the neighborhoods,
the people must also be involved.
- Jane Byrne

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Be assured that I did not become the Mayor of Chicago
to preside over its decline.
- Jane Byrne

If those communities are left to decay,
this city will decay.
- Jane Byrne

I pledge tonight to be Mayor for all of the people of this city -
for one Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community
redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing,
or putting a mall in the business strips.
- Jane Byrne

Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength.
- Jane Byrne

I am a Democrat.
I have been one all of my life.
- Jane Byrne

The credit for much of this rightly belongs to the
late Mayor Daley who forged a coalition of business
and labor that kept Chicago always moving ahead.
- Jane Byrne

The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world.
- Jane Byrne

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

For my part, I plan to work out a fair and adequate
redistribution of city services to all city neighborhoods.
- Jane Byrne

We saw hundreds of programs to redevelop the central city,
the neighborhoods, in the past.
- Jane Byrne

In the housing projects, people talked of ways to reduce crime,
relieve overcrowding, and they were good ideas that we plan to study,
and possibly implement.
- Jane Byrne

Chicago kept industry, attracted new business,
became the center for convention trade and transportation.
- Jane Byrne

The nation can no longer afford to continue policies
that hasten the flight of persons to the distant suburbs.
- Jane Byrne

But always I was a private citizen whose activities
in government or political party were appointive.
- Jane Byrne

When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities...
when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy,
all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
- Jane Byrne

If all of us would require the same level of performance
from ourselves as we expect from government,
this city will forever be the city that works.
- Jane Byrne

Our universities and museums are respected around the country.
- Jane Byrne

The people must know that from this day on,
we want their opinions.
- Jane Byrne

We must care.
We must all care.
And while I am working, while the governments is working,
so must the people also work.
- Jane Byrne

In the days and months I spent walking through the
various communities of this city,
I found that Chicago did not work for everyone,
however.
- Jane Byrne

As I visited the various neighborhoods in the campaign,
I learned fast that it's a mistake to think that all
of the wisdom and possible solutions to our problems
are available only in this building.
- Jane Byrne

I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration
to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit,
a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and
a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

The cooperation of government at its different levels
is important and can only be achieved as long as the
people of Chicago are directly involved in our efforts
and supportive of our goals.
- Jane Byrne

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Know that all people are your brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind


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