1439 Total Quotes

American Activist Quotes

Jesse Jackson
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
Jesse Jackson
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Gloria Steinem
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
Gloria Steinem
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Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras
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Cesar Chavez
Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
Cesar Chavez
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Eldridge Cleaver
In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
Eldridge Cleaver
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Bobby Seale
You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.
Bobby Seale
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Bobby Seale
We were like heroes, to stand there and observe the police, and the police were scared to move upon us.
Bobby Seale
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Bobby Seale
They came down on us because we had a grass-roots, real people's revolution, complete with the programs, complete with the unity, complete with the working coalitions, where we crossed racial lines.
Bobby Seale
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Bobby Seale
On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn't observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer.
Bobby Seale
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Bobby Seale
The first point was we wanted power to determine our own destiny in our own black community. And what we had done is, we wanted to write a program that was straightforward to the people. We didn't want to give a long dissertation.
Bobby Seale
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Huey Newton
Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.
Huey Newton
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Alice Paul
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
Alice Paul
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Louis Farrakhan
I don't think about my legacy, if indeed, I have one.
Louis Farrakhan
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Cindy Sheehan
I believe that any candidate who supports the war should not receive our support. It doesn't matter if they're Senator Clinton or whoever.
Cindy Sheehan
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Philip Randolph
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
Philip Randolph
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We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
Wendell Phillips
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Peace Pilgrim
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Peace Pilgrim
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Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
Wendell Phillips
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Abbie Hoffman
The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
Abbie Hoffman
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Jesse Jackson
When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
Jesse Jackson
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Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
Charlotte Bunch
#American Activist

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
King Solomon
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The labor movement means just this: It is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
Wendell Phillips
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Susan Anthony
Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.
Susan Anthony
#American Activist

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
Barbara Smith
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Abbie Hoffman
Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
Abbie Hoffman
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Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
Elizabeth Stanton
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Cindy Sheehan
I've always admired President Chavez for standing up to imperialism and the meddling of the American government in South America.
Cindy Sheehan
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Eldridge Cleaver
If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
Eldridge Cleaver
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Huey Newton
The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.
Huey Newton
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