Quotes

Civil rights quotes

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The only way to deal with a world that denies your humanity is to insist on it. – Craig Hodges

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King Jr.

If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. – Malcolm X

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King Jr.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. – Martin Luther King Jr.

We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The time is ripe for realizing the promise of these democratic revolutions. – Strobe Talbott

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

I will not allow anyone to walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Mahatma Gandhi

The only way to deal with a world that denies your humanity is to insist on it. – Craig Hodges

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King Jr.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King Jr.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King Jr.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King Jr.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. – Martin Luther King Jr.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. – Unknown

The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. – Carl W. Buehner

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. – Desmond Tutu

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. – Frederick Douglass

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Rights, freedoms, and civil liberties are not given by governments but are inherent in individuals. – Howard Zinn

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. – Nelson Mandela

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. – Mahatma Gandhi

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Human rights are not optional – they are the foundation of every society that offers freedom and fair treatment to all its citizens. – Hillary Clinton

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ – Martin Luther King Jr.

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. – Robert Swan

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. – Frederick Douglass

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. – Mahatma Gandhi

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King Jr.


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