30 Greatest Quotes About Activism

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity. Albert Einstein
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. Mahatma Gandhi
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight. Bob Marley
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. Aristotle
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. John Lennon
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Elie Wiesel
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. Barack Obama
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. Samuel Adams
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. Malcolm X
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. Ovid
Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. Malcolm X
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. Marcus Garvey
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
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. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. Howard Zinn
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. Mahatma Gandhi
Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached. Swami Vivekananda
Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence! Gerard Way
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. Kurt Vonnegut
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel
Most good things have been said far too many times and just need to be lived. Shane Claiborne
If you join the rat race — you're in the race of rats. Bertolt Brecht
My policing was nothing but activism - it had to be. Kiran Bedi