Some great activism quotes to get you off your knees and on your feet.

“Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind, you have failed.”
— Jan de Hartog, playwright and novelist (1914-2002)

“The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.”
— Archibald MacLeish, poet and librarian (1892-1982)

“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”
— St. Augustine

“My aim is to agitate & disturb people. I’m not selling bread, I’m selling yeast. “
— Unamuno, wall graffiti from Paris, May 1968

“If only I could so live and so serve the world that after me there should never again be birds in cages. “
— Isak Dinesen (pen name of Karen Blixen), author (1885-1962)

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
— Robert Kennedy

“Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power. Never forget that you can still do your share to redeem the world in spite of all absurdities and frustrations and disappointments.”
— Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor edge of danger and must be fought for, whether it’s a field, or a home, or a country.”
— Thornton Wilder

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank

“Patience is also a form of action.”
— Auguste Rodin, sculptor (1840-1917)

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
— Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797)


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