Famous quotes by Activists


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"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength"
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"Never wound a snake; kill it"
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"Lord, I'm going to hold steady on to You and You've got to see me through"
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"I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me"
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"Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer"
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"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world"
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"I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven"
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"Quakers almost as good as colored. They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time"
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"If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more"
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"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger"
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"I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger"
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"I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it"
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"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other"
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"I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves"
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"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world"
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"I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land"
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"Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time"
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"The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school"
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"It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race"
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"This is courtship all the world over - the man all tongue; the woman all ears"
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"I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet"
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"I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air"
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"Leave women to find their sphere"
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"I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex"
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"I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction of a people's ability to survive. It's horrifying"
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"All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women"
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"Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization"
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