"Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Jane Byrne on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Jane Byrne on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Jane Byrne on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Jane Byrne on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Jane Byrne on Ernest Hemingway
"Our universities and museums are respected around the country."
"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."