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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"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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"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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"Never wound a snake; kill it"
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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 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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"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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"Evil societies always kill their consciences"
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"I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air"
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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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"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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"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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"It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men"
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"Women are responsible for their children, they cannot sit back, waste time and see them starve"
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"We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment"
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"That's the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree. And so I got an indigenous tree, called Nandi flame, it has this beautiful red flowers. When it is in flower it is like it is in flame"
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"It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem"
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"I am working to make sure we don't only protect the environment, we also improve governance"
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"African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence"
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