Famous quotes by Activists


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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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"You cannot blame the mismanagement of the economy or the fact that we have not invested adequately in education in order to give our people the knowledge, the skills and the technology that they need in order to be able to use the resources that Africa has to gain wealth"
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"When you think of all the conflicts we have - whether those conflicts are local, whether they are regional or global - these conflicts are often over the management, the distribution of resources. If these resources are very valuable, if these resources are scarce, if these resources are degraded, there is going to be competition"
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"It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa"
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"I know there is pain when sawmills close and people lose jobs, but we have to make a choice. We need water and we need these forests"
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"We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all"
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"We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible"
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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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"When I first started, it was really an innocent response to the needs of women in rural areas. When we started planting trees to meet their needs, there was nothing beyond that. I did not see all the issues that I have to come to deal with"
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"Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking"
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"Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people"
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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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"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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"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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"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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"It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate"
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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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"We have women working in the foundries, stripped to the waist, if you please, because of the heat"
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"I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it"
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"It is the mind that makes the body"
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