"Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Jesse Jackson on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Jesse Jackson on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Jesse Jackson on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Jesse Jackson on Colin Powell
"Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude."
"I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet."
"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
"Many kids come out of college, they have a credit card and a diploma. They don't know how to buy a house or a car or health insurance or life insurance. They do not know basic microeconomics."
"Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change."