Quotes by Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

American lawyer, educator and politician

Alive from: 1936-1996

Category: Politics

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    A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation.
    Source: Barbara C. Jordan--selected speeches
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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.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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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.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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    Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
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    Earlier today we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. 'We the people.' It is a very eloquent beginning. But, when that document was completed on the 17th of September in 1787, I was not included in that 'We, the people.' 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, t
    Source: Statement before House Judiciary Committee considering impeachment of Richard Nixon, 25 July 1974
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    Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.
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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.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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    For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.
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    I have confidence that we can form this kind of national community.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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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.
    Source: Barbara C. Jordan--selected speeches
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    If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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    If you're going to play the game [politics] properly, you'd better know every rule.
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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.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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    It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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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.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
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