Growth Quotes By Barbara Jordan

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.

I have confidence   that we can form this kind of national community.

We must exchange   the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control for the philosophy   of responsibility.

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.


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

We cannot improve   on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the   Republic. There is no way to improve upon that. But what we can do is to find   new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny.

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.


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.


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.

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.

We have a positive   vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise   and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that.