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Barbara C. Jordan

  • If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule.

    • Barbara C. Jordan,
    • in Charles L. Saunders, "Barbara Jordan," Ebony ()
  • What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.

    • Barbara C. Jordan,
    • speech, Harvard University ()
  • The stakes ... are too high for government to be a spectator sport.

    • Barbara C. Jordan,
    • speech, Harvard University ()
  • When do any of us ever do enough?

    • Barbara C. Jordan,
    • in Senior Scholastic ()
  • 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.

    • Barbara C. Jordan,
    • in Brian Lanker, I Dream a World ()
  • I never wanted to be run of the mill.

    • Barbara C. Jordan,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • The Supreme Court has always been the last bastion of the protection of our freedoms.

    • Barbara C. Jordan

Barbara C. Jordan, U.S. lawyer, member of Congress, educator

(1936 - 1996)

Full name: Barbara Charline Jordan.