30 Greatest Quotes About Activism
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.
The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Henry David Thoreau
We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.
Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence!
One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Most good things have been said far too many times and just need to be lived.
My policing was nothing but activism - it had to be.