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Barbara Jordan Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barbara Jordan.

Do not call for black power or green power.
Call for brain power.
- Barbara Jordan

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Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.
- Barbara Jordan

If you're going to play the game properly,
you'd better know every rule.
- Barbara Jordan

I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person.
- Barbara Jordan

 

What the people want is very simple -
they want an America as good as its promise.
- Barbara Jordan

The imperative is to define what is right and do it.
- Barbara Jordan

I have confidence that we can form this kind of national community.
- Barbara Jordan

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Life is too large to hang out a sign:
"For Men Only."
- Barbara Jordan

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.
- Barbara Jordan

Throughout out history, when people have looked for
new ways to solve their problems,
and to uphold the principles of this nation,
many times they have turned to political parties.
They have often turned to the Democratic Party.
- Barbara Jordan

We cannot improve on the system of government handed
down to us by the founders of the Republic.
There is no way to improve upon that.
But what we can do is to find new ways to implement
that system and realize our destiny.
- Barbara Jordan

We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this:
we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation.
It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish
and exhort the people to uphold the common good.
- Barbara Jordan

We are a people in a quandary about the present.
We are a people in search of our future.
We are a people in search of a national community.
- Barbara Jordan

We must exchange the philosophy of excuse -
what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy of responsibility.
- Barbara Jordan

Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense.
If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage,
we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.
- Barbara Jordan

What we have to do is strike a balance between the
idea that government should do everything and the idea,
the belief, that government ought to do nothing.
Strike a balance.
- Barbara Jordan

More is required of public officials than slogans and
handshakes and press releases.
More is required.
We must hold ourselves strictly accountable.
We must provide the people with a vision of the future.
- Barbara Jordan

Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes
I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party,
they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart.
They'll recognize that.
- Barbara Jordan

Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people.
It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly
etched in the national conscience,
of all of us.
- Barbara Jordan

But this is the great danger America faces.
That we will cease to be one nation and become instead
a collection of interest groups:
city against suburb,
region against region, individual against individual.
Each seeking to satisfy private wants.
- Barbara Jordan

A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us
to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
- Barbara Jordan

One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings,
must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.
- Barbara Jordan

The citizens of America expect more.
They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems.
- Barbara Jordan

Let's all understand that these guiding principles
cannot be discarded for short-term political gains.
They represent what this country is all about.
They are indigenous to the American idea.
And these are principles which are not negotiable.
- Barbara Jordan

It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations,
guide our debate, and guide our decision.
- Barbara Jordan

A government is invigorated when each of us is willing
to participate in shaping the future of this nation.
- Barbara Jordan

In other times, I could stand here and give this kind
of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party
and that would be enough.
But today that is not enough.
People want more.
- Barbara Jordan

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who
are poor or members of minority groups that hard work
and preparation cannot cure.
- Barbara Jordan

I believe that women have a capacity for understanding
and compassion which man structurally does not have,
does not have it because he cannot have it.
He's just incapable of it.
- Barbara Jordan

We have made mistakes.
In our haste to do all things for all people,
we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions.
And when the people raised their voices,
we didn't hear.
But our deafness was only a temporary condition,
and not an irreversible condition.
- Barbara Jordan

We have a positive vision of the future founded on
the belief that the gap between the promise and reality
of America can one day be finally closed.
We believe that.
- Barbara Jordan

We must not become the new puritans and reject our society.
We must address and master the future together.
It can be done if we restore the belief that we share
a sense of national community,
that we share a common national endeavor.
It can be done.
- Barbara Jordan

We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present:
unemployment,
inflation...
but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.
- Barbara Jordan

We are a party of innovation.
We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing
to adapt to changing circumstances,
when change we must.
We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in
order to achieve a better future.
- Barbara Jordan

I felt somehow for many years that George Washington
and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake.
But through the process of amendment,
interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We,
the people."
- Barbara Jordan

If we promise as public officials, we must deliver.
If we as public officials propose, we must produce.
- Barbara Jordan

Let each person do his or her part.
If one citizen is unwilling to participate,
all of us are going to suffer.
For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us,
is realized in each one of us.
- Barbara Jordan

There is no executive order; there is no law that can
require the American people to form a national community.
This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals,
there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision.
- Barbara Jordan

Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming
this kind of a national community.
It's tough, difficult, not easy.
But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only
if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.
- Barbara Jordan

I think it no accident that most of those emigrating
to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party.
We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds.
- Barbara Jordan

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu


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