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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"Never wound a snake; kill it"
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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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"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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"If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more"
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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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"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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"I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air"
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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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"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace"
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"There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees. It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting"
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"For me, one of the major reasons to move beyond just the planting of trees was that I have tendency to look at the causes of a problem. We often preoccupy ourselves with the symptoms, whereas if we went to the root cause of the problems, we would be able to overcome the problems once and for all"
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"Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys from time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that"
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"It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees"
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"It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture"
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"But when you have bad governance, of course, these resources are destroyed: The forests are deforested, there is illegal logging, there is soil erosion. I got pulled deeper and deeper and saw how these issues become linked to governance, to corruption, to dictatorship"
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"And so I'm saying that, yes, colonialism was terrible, and I describe it as a legacy of wars, but we ought to be moving away from that by now"
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