Words matter. These are the best Jesse White Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I remember when we were called ‘colored,’ and Dr. King would always tell young people not to get upset at what people called you. He said if it is not the name your mother gave you, then smile, keep walking, and that’s exactly what we did.
When you come through this world, and you become successful, you have to give back.
I find it reprehensible that anyone would seek to denigrate the legacy of Dr. King in any way.
Instead of going to spring training, I went to basic training.
I first met Dr. King in 1954 when I was a student at Alabama State University and a member of a local church down there. He was in town to organize a rally against public transportation. Rosa Parks had been arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man, which was illegal back then.
I’ve taken just 12 vacation days in 18 years.
George Dunne stuck his neck out for me in the ’70s, when it wasn’t a very popular thing to do.
I believe that if a person has four DUIs, I think they’ve had enough bites at the apple, and I think that when you go beyond that, I think that’s a little bit too much.
I have to play the hand that was dealt me.
The youngsters who live in housing projects are some of the most talented and nicest kids you’ll find anywhere. But they’re right on the cutting edge – they could go either way. You have to work with them, guide them, and mold them like a piece of clay.
After being away at college and in the Army, I never considered living anywhere else. I loved Chicago then, and I love Chicago now.
I was a public aid recipient for about nine years as a kid, and this time of year was always tough sledding, so I just committed myself to doing something good for someone at Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas.
We just believe when you have parental involvement, we are going to get a better bang for the buck, so to speak. And we also encourage parents to speak with their young people about the importance of safe driving. And also remind them, too, they cannot be distracted.
I want to encourage all parents to read to their children because it helps them to become better educated, better informed.
I just thank the people who took part in our graduated drivers task force, who came with their thoughts and ideas as to how we can best keep our roads safe, and it has paid off.
It is every parent’s nightmare when a child is in trouble with the law. As a parent, you can do your best to guide young people, but as adults, they make their own choices and live with the consequences of those decisions.
This is a great country, and it’s a melting pot. People shouldn’t judge other people by the color of their skin, their church, or the area where they reside.
Work hard, be honest, help people, never give up, love your fellow man and woman, give back to society, and don’t ever discriminate.
Do something to make your community a better place to live.
I’m a disciplinarian. And I’ve always been disciplined. I like to be on time. If I have a job to do, I’m going to see it from its beginning to its conclusion. No excuses, no alibis. That’s how I run my life. It’s called self-tough love.
I never traced my roots, man. I only know that I’m a brother with a big heart – and that somebody brought my roots over here by way of boat.
When you’re with a person for a long period of time, you get to know what they can and can’t do.
The art of compromise should be always alive and well. You represent the people of your district, the people of your county, your city, your township. Make sure that you do it for the people rather than your party or issue.
Dr. King used to meet me outside the basketball stadium and give me $20 bills to get by.
Taxation is probably one of the biggest problems this state is facing, especially in Cook County. I think Cook County is one of the counties a lot of people don’t want to live in anymore.