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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa peace
The quality, not the longevity, of ones life is what is important.
Martin Luther King life
It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela possible
attained byis tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mahatma Gandhi men
Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
Rosa Parks hope
It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
Aung San Suu Kyi fear
We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Malcolm X think
We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.
Emmeline Pankhurst law
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Helen Keller
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
Che Guevara people
I am somebody. I am somebody. I am a child of God. I may not be educated but I am somebody. I may not have any money but I am somebody. I may not eat steak every day but I am somebody. I may not look the way you look but I am somebody.
Jesse Jackson money
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt life
"Jesus loved me! I knew it, - I felt it! Jesus was my Jesus. Jesus would love me always. I didn't dare tell nobody; 't was a great secret. Everything had been got away from me that I ever had; an' I thought that ef I let white folks know about this, maybe they'd get Him away, so I said, 'I'll keep this close. I won't let any one know.'"
Sojourner Truth love
Any person who pursues human rights in Iran must live with fear from birth to death, but I have learned to overcome my fear.
Shirin Ebadi death
I do not believe in , because I believe in man.
Emma Goldman man
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
Jane Addams men
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
Susan B. Anthony art
Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
Emily Greene Balch evolution
Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature.
Hjalmar Branting nature
Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up.
Rachel Corrie dreams
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Frederick Douglass progress
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
Angela Davis men
War, we are told, shapes character; it resolves the major questions of international politics, consolidates nations, and indeed, constitutes the principal factor in the progress of civilization through its successive stages.
Elie Ducommun success
All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger. It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
Gerald Durrell life
No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
Buenaventura Durruti power
I have an independent streak. You know, it's kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do.
Betty Ford man
War is not, in itself, a condition so much as the symptom of a condition - that of international anarchy.
Alfred Hermann Fried self
The one thing I have never been afraid of is standing before important people and speaking my mind. I represent women who may never have the opportunity to go to the UN or meet with a president. I'm never afraid to speak truth to power.
Leymah Gbowee truth
I've come out of a small jail and entered a bigger one.
Chen Guangcheng
Theres no use talking about the problem unless you talk about the solution.
Betty Williams you
For God is my witness that I neither preached, affirmed, nor defended them, though they say that I did.
Jan Hus wit
My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong.
Mother Jones travel
True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep.
Leon Jouhaux nature
Whoever lives in Berlin note, and doesnt die of Liberalism, will never die of vexation!
Ferdinand Lassalle live
The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.
Rosa Luxemburg leadership
We are nothing if we walk alone; we are everything when we walk together in step with other dignified feet.
Subcomandante Marcos alone
I am like a drop of water on a rock. After drip, drip, dripping in the same place, I begin to leave a mark, and I leave my mark in many peoples hearts.
Rigoberta Menchu art
I am a member of the Peace Society because I was a soldier: because I have fought and seen what war is like from personal experience. It was on the battlefield that I pledged myself to the cause of peace.
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta war
Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Martin Niemoller
Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error.
Robert Owen religion
People are needed to take up the challenge, strong people, who proclaim the truth, throw it in peoples faces, and do what they can with their own two hands.
Abbe Pierre truth
I may be what my enemies desire me to be, yet never an accusation are they able to hurl against me which makes me blush or lower my forehead; and I hope that God will be merciful enough with me, to prevent me from committing one of those faults which would involve my family.
Jose Rizal hope
If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed.
Lal Bahadur Shastri art
And he said that he didnt want to have a war or anything like that again.
Samantha Smith war
I wanted to be of service to the Peace League, and how could I better do so than by trying to write a book which should propagate its ideas? And I could do it most effectively, I thought, in the form of a story.
Bertha Von Suttner book
Five million Jews are regarding me as a traitor, but six billion people around the world think me as a hero and a good man who bring the message to all the human beings that we should survive and prevent the use of nuclear weapons and to prevent the nuclear preparations and to prevent nuclear war in the future.
Mordechai Vanunu war
God must have been on leave during the Holocaust.
Simon Wiesenthal god
Even soldiers from the Vietnam War had said that when they were fighting in that war, the landmine was just one of any number of weapons to use in the fighting. It wasnt until they began to think about the aftermath and the legacy of landmines that they recognized the long-term, indiscriminate impact of the weapon.
Jody Williams war
Its better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Emiliano Zapata live
“I cant be overwhelmingly happy. Im never free for a moment day and night from the uncertainty in which we live these days, which excludes any carefree plans for tomorrow and casts a shadow over all the days to come.”
Sophie Scholl men
You cannot keep a man down without staying down with him.
Steve Biko man
Symptoms are the bodys mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language.
john brown language