"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Barbara Jordan on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Barbara Jordan on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Barbara Jordan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Barbara Jordan on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Barbara Jordan on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."