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Barbara C. Jordan
“If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule.”
“What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.”
“The stakes ... are too high for government to be a spectator sport.”
“When do any of us ever do enough?”
“Things which matter cost money, and we've got to spend the money if we do not want to have generations of parasites rather than generations of productive citizens.”
“I never wanted to be run of the mill.”
“The Supreme Court has always been the last bastion of the protection of our freedoms.”
Barbara C. Jordan, U.S. lawyer, member of Congress, educator
(1936 - 1996)
Full name: Barbara Charline Jordan.