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What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise. Barbara Jordan#America 89
Barbara Jordan#America 89
A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation. Barbara Jordan#Government 76
Barbara Jordan#Government 76
We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. We are a people in search of a national community. Barbara Jordan#Future 70
Barbara Jordan#Future 70
I never intended to become a run-of-the-mill person. Barbara Jordan#Become 69
Barbara Jordan#Become 69
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. Barbara Jordan#Society 63
Barbara Jordan#Society 63
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. Barbara Jordan#Government 61
Barbara Jordan#Government 61
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. Barbara Jordan#Uncategorized 54
Barbara Jordan#Uncategorized 54
Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. Barbara Jordan#Education 46
Barbara Jordan#Education 46
We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future. Barbara Jordan#Change 46
Barbara Jordan#Change 46
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power. Barbara Jordan#Equality 43
Barbara Jordan#Equality 43
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