Jesse Jackson

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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (born 8 October 1941) is an American pastor, and a prominent civil rights and political activist.


  • Politicians argue for abortion largely because they do not want to spend the necessary money to feed, clothe and educate more people... There are those who argue that the right to privacy is of higher order than the right to life. I do not share that view... That was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside of your right to concerned.
  • If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
    • As quoted in Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith (1987) by David G. Myers and Malcolm A. Jeeves
  • We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
    • As quoted in The Independent (9 June 1988)
  • If we launch a pre-emptive strike on Iraq we lose all moral authority,
    • As quoted in "Shades Of The Sixties", CBS News (26 October 2002)
  • Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up
  • See, Barack been, um, talking down to black people on this faith-based... I want to cut his nuts off. Barack, he's talking down to black people.
    • Jesse Jackson, thinking his mic was off, on Obama's faith-based initiative, while on Fox News Channel; [1]
  • I like that funny feeling I get in mah pants every time I see Rosie O strut that stuff on the TeeVee. Big time. She can make me a fish dinner any day o' the week.
    • Time-Life interview. "Portrait of a madman" (Mar. 12. 2005)


  • Keep Hope Alive
    • One of his most famous quotes

Quotes about Jackson

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