"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."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Jane Byrne on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Jane Byrne on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Jane Byrne on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Jane Byrne on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Jane Byrne on Michael Jordan
"Our universities and museums are respected around the country."
"Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength."