Inspiring Quotes for Activists

“An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation …  It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped. Each time a man (or woman) stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he (or she) sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
– Bobby Kennedy

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
– Dalai Lama

“There’s always gonna be another mountain.
I’m always gonna wanna make it move.
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes you’re gonna have to lose.
Ain’t about how fast I get there.
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side.
It’s the climb. It’s the climb.”
– Miley Cyrus

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

Thoreau [in jail] replied, “Waldo, the question is what are you doing out there?”


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