Facts about Barbara Jordan

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Barbara Jordan was a famous Politician from USA, who lived between February 21, 1936 and January 17, 1996. He/she became 59 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Barbara, under the main topic Equality.

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Famous quotes by Barbara Jordan (35)


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"We must not become the new puritans and reject our society. We must address and master the future together. It can be done if we restore the belief that we share a sense of national community, that we share a common national endeavor. It can be done"
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"Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense. If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage, we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans"
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"But this is the great danger America faces. That we will cease to be one nation and become instead a collection of interest groups: city against suburb, region against region, individual against individual. Each seeking to satisfy private wants"
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"What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise"
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"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap"
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"Let each person do his or her part. If one citizen is unwilling to participate, all of us are going to suffer. For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us, is realized in each one of us"
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"In other times, I could stand here and give this kind of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party and that would be enough. But today that is not enough. People want more"
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"If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule"
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"I have confidence that we can form this kind of national community"
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"Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment"
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"A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good"
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"Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power"
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"What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance"
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"Life is too large to hang out a sign: "For Men Only.""
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"Let's all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short-term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous to the American idea. And these are principles which are not negotiable"
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"It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision"
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"If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce"
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"I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds"
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"Our concept of governing is derived from our view of people. It is a concept deeply rooted in a set of beliefs firmly etched in the national conscience, of all of us"
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"One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves"
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"Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. They'll recognize that"
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"I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people.""
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"Throughout out history, when people have looked for new ways to solve their problems, and to uphold the principles of this nation, many times they have turned to political parties. They have often turned to the Democratic Party"
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"There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure"
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"There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals, there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision"
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"The citizens of America expect more. They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems"
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"Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny"
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"We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation... but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America"
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"More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future"
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"I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it"
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"Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power"
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"The imperative is to define what is right and do it"
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"I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person"
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"For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future"
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"A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation"


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