"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Barbara Jordan on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Barbara Jordan on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Barbara Jordan on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Barbara Jordan on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Barbara Jordan on Thomas Jefferson
"Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment."
"Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power."
"For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future."
"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."
"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."
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