Quotes by Barbara Jordan

Barbara Charline Jordan was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African-American woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.

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For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.

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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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It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.

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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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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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