Barbara Jordan Quotes
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I believe that I have a spirit that is not going to disappear. That my body will die and disintegrate, but there is that basic law of physics, that matter is neither created nor destroyed. Now the skin and bones will go back to dust, but the spirit of that individual, the presence of "isness" of me, I feel will live.
I find teaching extraordinarily satisfying. I realize that probably through my entire political career I was training for this.... I'm teaching young people who will move into local, state, and federal positions of power.... Some will run for political office. It's a remarkable opportunity to have an impact on the generation that will succeed me.
Earlier today we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. 'We the people.' It is a very eloquent beginning. But, when that document was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787, I was not included in that 'We, the people.' I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But, through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, the people.'