"Music of all arts should be expansive and inclusive."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Jesse Jackson on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Jesse Jackson on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Jesse Jackson on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Jesse Jackson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Jesse Jackson on Ray Charles
"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."