"On the political front, of course it's a zero-sum game. If it's all white males holding positions, you bring 10 women in, then it's, 'Women are coming!' Get 10 blacks and it's, 'Blacks are coming!' 'Hispanics are coming!' Zero-sum game. The seatmates might change but the chairs don't move. In the economy, the number of chairs can actually increase."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Jesse Jackson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Jesse Jackson on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Jesse Jackson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Jesse Jackson on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Jesse Jackson on John Lennon
"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."