activist Quotes

Quotes from famous activists


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Gloria Steinem 55 quotes
Emma Goldman 55 quotes
Jose Marti 50 quotes
Germaine Greer 46 quotes

Jack Kevorkian

42 quotes

Peace Pilgrim

42 quotes

Louis Farrakhan

38 quotes

Susan George

37 quotes

Malcolm X

37 quotes

Noam Chomsky

36 quotes

Jesse Jackson

35 quotes

David Korten

34 quotes

Charles Evers

34 quotes

James Larkin

32 quotes

Benjamin Tucker

32 quotes

Quotes and sayings from famous activists
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world. Malcolm X, activist

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X, activist

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. Peace Pilgrim, activist
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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky, activist

If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. Jesse Jackson, activist


Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality. Malala Yousafzai, activist

We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas. Noam Chomsky, activist

You are either part of the solution or part of the problem. Eldridge Cleaver, activist

Small differences in a system of great power can have enormous consequences. Noam Chomsky, activist

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Malcolm X, activist

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Nhat Hanh, activist

Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, activist

If you don't have sex and you don't do drugs, your rock 'n' roll better be awfully good. Abbie Hoffman, activist

So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise. Malcolm X, activist

Give light and people will find the way. Ella Baker, activist

Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power. Gloria Steinem, activist

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Malcolm X, activist

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it. Malcolm X, activist

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people. Noam Chomsky, activist

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. Jesse Jackson, activist

Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it. Malcolm X, activist

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X, activist

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, activist

The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another. Emma Goldman, activist

My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. Malcolm X, activist

Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity. Germaine Greer, activist

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. Peace Pilgrim, activist

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. Peace Pilgrim, activist

People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them. Peace Pilgrim, activist

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X, activist

Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson, activist

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. Malcolm X, activist

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. Noam Chomsky, activist

Power never takes a step back except in the face of more power. Malcolm X, activist

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. Malcolm X, activist

The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. Gloria Steinem, activist

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Gloria Steinem, activist
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There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated. Peace Pilgrim, activist
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Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. Jose Marti, activist

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune. Noam Chomsky, activist

When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression. Jesse Jackson, activist
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This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. Peace Pilgrim, activist

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself. Saul Alinsky, activist

The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children. Marian Wright Edelman, activist

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works. Malcolm X, activist

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things. Peace Pilgrim, activist
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I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts. Peace Pilgrim, activist

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness. Julia Ward Howe, activist

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival. Noam Chomsky, activist

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. Jesse Jackson, activist


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