Protest Quotes

When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.

Bayard Rustin

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Abraham Lincoln

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

I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get advantage of her as I can, as is usual in such cases.

Henry David Thoreau

Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.

Lewis Mumford

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.

Edward R. Murrow

We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.

Eric Hoffer

The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.

Charles Eliot Norton

Prostitution and robbery are two living protests, respectively female and male, made by the natural state against the social state.

Honore de Balzac

Labour itself is but a sorrowful song,The protest of the weak against the strong

F W Faber

We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions... Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.

A. Philip Randolph

Think for yourself, question authority.

Timothy Leary

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Updated On : November 15, 2008
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