Activism Quotes

In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act

George Orwell

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance.

H. Jackson Brown

Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Words and thoughts concerning compassionate action that are not put into practice are like beautiful flowers that are colorful but have no fragrance.

Thich Nhat Hanh

My activism really is for myself, because I see places in the world where I feel I should be. If there is something really bad, really evil, happening somewhere, then that is where I should be. I need, for myself, to feel that I have stood there. It feels a lot better than just watching it on television.

Alice Walker

I’ve always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.

Francois Truffaut

No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.

Milan Kundera

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history.

Peace Pilgrim

Before preparing to improve the world, first look around your own home three times.

Chinese Proverb

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

R. Buckminster Fuller

A person who is worried about the outcome of his work does not see his goal; he sees only his opposition and the obstacles before him.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin NiemĖ†ller

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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Updated On : September 20, 2008
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