51 Most Inspiring Van Jones Quotes

Van Jones Quotes – Van Jones is a political and news commentator in America. He is also a lawyer and an author. Van Jones is also the co-founder of many organizations. These organizations give no profit to Van Jones.

He is the bestselling author of the New York Times. Van Jones plays the role of a contributor and a host in CNN. He also won an Emmy Award.

In 2009 he also served as the special advisor of President Barack Obama. He runs a lot of organizations as a co-host. The name of these organizations includes Ella Baker, Color of Change and Dream Corps.

These organizations work for the rights of humans and social justice. Van Jones works a lot for the rights of human beings and also for society. Here we have added some famous Van Jones quotes.

Famous Van Jones Quotes That Will Inspire You

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2.”It’s in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.” -Van Jones

3.”The message is going to be the same. It’s very simple. We’re either going to turn to each other or on each other.”   -Van Jones

4.”In a democracy, you won’t always get to have your way. But you should always get to have your say.” -Van Jones

5.”We seem to forget that everything that is good for the environment is a job. Solar panels don’t put themselves up. Wind turbines don’t manufacture themselves. Houses don’t retrofit themselves and put in their own new boilers and furnaces and better-fitting windows and doors. Advanced biofuel crops don’t plant themselves. Community gardens don’t tend themselves. Farmers’ markets don’t run themselves. Every single thing that is good for the environment is actually a job, a contract, or an entrepreneurial opportunity.”   -Van Jones

6.”All humans have fear, and those of us who are fortunate have faith.” -Van Jones

7.”Dr. King didn’t get famous giving a speech that said,”I have a complaint.”  -Van Jones

8.”If we stand for change, we can spark a popular movement with power, influence, magic and genius.”  -Van Jones

9.”The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.”   -Van Jones

10.”Stop using your phones and laptops as toys and use them to start a revolution.”   -Van Jones

11.”Now we stand at our own crossroads, looking out upon two futures: one with rising temperatures, rising oceans, and rising violence on a hot and strip-mined planet and another with expanding organic harvests, growing solar arrays, and deepening global partnerships on a green and thriving Earth.”   -Van Jones

12.”When it gets harder to love, love harder.” -Van Jones

13.”If the road to social transformation can be paved only by saints who never make mistakes, the road will NEVER be built.”  -Van Jones

14.”Each and every one of us should stop playing small and license ourselves to become one of the giants of the new century. We will need champions by the truckload.” -Van Jones

15.”If you think love is weak, that’s a personal problem because real love is the strongest thing in the universe.” -Van Jones

16.”Environmental justice is the movement to ensure that no community suffers disproportionate environmental burdens or goes without enjoying fair environmental benefits.” -Van Jones

17.”The surest path to safe streets and peaceful communities is not more police and prisons, but ecologically sounds economic development. And that same path can lift us to a new, green economy – one with the power to lift people out of poverty while respecting and repairing the environment.”  -Van Jones

18.”Come, then, let us go forward together with our united strength – and win a better future for generations to come.”  -Van Jones

19.”The usual pattern of demagogues is to promise the moon, fail to deliver, and then blame vulnerable others for those failures.” -Van Jones

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21.”You know it’s not “you have to see it to believe it” – sometimes you have to believe it to see it. You have to know what you’re looking for when you’re seeing signs of an authoritarian takeover of your country.”  -Van Jones

22.”America should be leading the world in green and clean solutions, and human rights. We shouldn’t be leading the world in wars and incarceration rates and pollution. We can be a better country. I think we’re going to be a better country.”  -Van Jones

23.”I think that for those of us who come from oppressed backgrounds and who do our work in marginalized communities, recovering our innocence is one of the most important acts of self-liberation and de-colonization. Not letting the requirement that we adapt to impossible circumstances and unconscionable crimes leave us shackled to the kind of cynicism and armor such that we can’t breathe and laugh and magnetize to ourselves all the genius and love and support that we need to transform the situation. That’s probably the biggest challenge, is to recover our innocence.”   -Van Jones

24.”I’m willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends.”   -Van Jones

25.”Listen, here’s reality. It is completely unfair and absolutely necessary that people who have been oppressed and marginalized have to lead everybody. That is MLK, that is Dolores Huerta, that is Fannie Lou Hamer, that is Ella Jo Baker, that is Nelson Mandela. You walk down the line.” -Van Jones

26.”Trump is much, much worse than people understand. A lot of his supporters are actually much, much better than people know. Most of his supporters are not signed up for an authoritarian coup. Most of his supporters are signing up for better jobs for themselves.”   -Van Jones

27.”We need to invest in job training programs, especially those that include child care, transit stipends and paid apprenticeships and internships.”   -Van Jones

28.”Deep patriots don’t just sing the song, ‘America the Beautiful’ and then go home. We actually stick around to defend America’s beauty — from the oil spillers, the clear-cutters and the mountaintop removers. Deep patriots don’t just visit the Statue of Liberty and send a postcard home to grandma. We defend the principles upon which that great monument was founded — ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.'” -Van Jones

29.”Ordinary Americans can’t pollute for free. You can’t dump your trash on the sidewalk or throw all your refuse into your neighbor’s yard. I don’t understand why corporate polluters should be allowed to dump megatons of carbon, the most dangerous pollution in the history of the world, into our thin shell of an atmosphere, and not pay a penny to do it.”   -Van Jones

30.”If I didn’t have that deep grounding, it would be very easy for me to just be someone who is consumed with anger and hatred. And that would be Trump’s great victory: to turn us into replicas of him, just on the other side of a wall screen. I refuse to let me or my family or my movement or my friends be turned into the opposite of Trump. I want to be the antidote for Trump.”   -Van Jones

31.”Anybody who’s mad should run for something.”  -Van Jones

32.”Barack Obama volunteered to be the Captain of the Titanic AFTER it hit the iceberg”  -Van Jones

33.’The problem that we have in America now is, some people only see the positive stuff and wave off the toxic stuff, and some people only see the toxic stuff and wave off the positive stuff. You can’t have an honest conversation.”  -Van Jones

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35.”Distorting attacks when people already don’t trust you is not smart.”  -Van Jones

36.”No one is above the law, and no one is beneath the law.”   -Van Jones

37.”As champions of green jobs, we’re asking questions that progressives should like, like “How are we going to avoid baking the planet,” and “How are we going to create jobs for ordinary Americans?” Meanwhile, we’re offering solutions that conservative should like. I’m not calling for more welfare; I’m calling for more work.”   -Van Jones

38.”I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.”  -Van Jones

39.”We need to think bigger, dream bigger, and get bigger.” -Van Jones

40.”In a two-year period, all my dreams came true: the birth of a son… publishing a best-selling book… launching a successful organization… joining the [Barack] Obama Administration… And then all my nightmares came true.”  -Van Jones

41.”I think we have every reason to hope for the best but expect and prepare for the worst.”  -Van Jones

42.”I said and stand by it. I said that race was a part, and there was a part, that alt-right part, that was a part of the whitelash. And if you listened to the whole quote, you would agree with what I said.”    -Van Jones

43.”[Donald] Trump phenomenon is just marbles with all this toxic stuff, the misogyny, the outright bigotry and so now people are left to try to pull this apart.” -Van Jones

44.”A one-sided analysis of anything always leads you into the wrong direction. ”  -Van Jones

45.”Our point of view is, lets not be so elitist that we can’t honor good, hard, dignified, ennobling work: people working with their hands, building things, putting up solar panels, weatherizing homes, working on organic agriculture, building wind farms. We don’t have robots in society, so somebody has to do that work. Lets make sure that the people who can use that work get a chance to do it. I see that as a first step toward bigger and better things.” -Van Jones

46.”Americans need to see people who are honestly trying to learn from each other, even as we make our own points powerfully and fight for our own values and policies. “ -Van Jones

47.”We have the chance to build this new energy economy in ways that reflect our deepest values of inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity for everyone.” -Van Jones

48.”When you take the people who most need work and connect them with the work that most needs doing, you save. You save that young person’s life, you save a whole bunch of money, and you save the soul of this country when you invest and give people a chance, give people hope, give people opportunity. “ -Van Jones

49.”Let’s stop wasting billions of dollars on prisons, which send people home who are too often less capable and more damaged than when they went in. We would have safer neighborhoods if we spent the same money on true rehabilitation, job training, employment and entrepreneurship.” -Van Jones

50.”Right now, the government is spending billions of dollars supporting the problem-makers in the U.S. economy – the polluters, despoilers, incarcerators, and warmongers.” -Van Jones

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Van Jones also hosts different shows on CNN. The shows that Van Jones hosts include The Van Jones Show, Crossfire, The Redemption Project with Van Jones, and The Messy Truth.

He is also the author of many books. Some of his books include Rebuild the Dream, The Green Collar Economy, and Beyond the Messy Truth. All these three books of Van Jones rank as the New York Times bestsellers book. He is a regular commentator for CNN politics.

“To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.” -Van Jones

Van Jones does a lot of work to pass criminal justice reform. For this reform, he worked with the administration of Trump and with the members of Congress.

This criminal justice reform effort is also known as the First Step Act. Van Jones does a lot of work for the welfare of other people. By reading the quotes of Van Jones, you might get the inspiration. The motivation to work for yourself and the welfare of others.

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