35 Activist Quotes And Sayings

From the early 16th century until the middle of the 20th century, English law had a number of legal terms that gave women more rights than they had before. These include "bastard", "meretricious", "maritagium" (marriage by abduction), "widow's dower", and "widow's third". Their meaning has evolved over time, but can be translated into modern English as follows: bastard - illegitimate child; marriage by abduction - forced marriage; meretricious - of or relating to prostitution; maritagium - kidnapping of a woman in order to marry her; widow's dower - right to inherit property left by a deceased spouse; widow's third - inheritance for the third of an estate not granted to descendants.

Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it...
Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. Shannon L. Alder
Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a...
Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war. Norman Mailer
Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice...
Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice. Criss Jami
All men are created equal. Now matter how hard they...
All men are created equal. Now matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words. That is what America is about. Harvey Milk
Truth is not fully explosive, but purely electric. You don't...
Truth is not fully explosive, but purely electric. You don't blow the world up with the truth; you shock it into motion. Criss Jami
To sum it up, succuss is merely a small act...
To sum it up, succuss is merely a small act of courageousness. Kierra C.T. Banks
There comes a time in your life when you can no longer put off choosing. You have to choose one path or the other. You can live safe and be protected by people just like you, or you can stand up and be a leader for what is right. Always, remember this: People never remember the crowd; they remember the one person that had the courage to say and do what no one would do. Shannon L. Alder
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men, by strangers...
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men, by strangers with a calm, judicial pen, and when the borders bleed we watch with dread the lines of ink along the map turn red. Marya Mannes
Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people who have no intelligent knowledge of what they condemn? Unknown
[We're] going to change the world. One day they'll write...
[We're] going to change the world. One day they'll write about us. You'll see. Viola Gregg Liuzzo
Gospel music is nothing but singing of good tidings --...
Gospel music is nothing but singing of good tidings -- spreading the good news. It will last as long as any music because it is sung straight from the human heart. Mahalia Jackson
You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough...
You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation. Marian Wright Edelman
Disobedience to rigid laws is a revolutionary act. Lailah Gifty Akita
Oh external worshiper, know that worship without heart is motions. Oh seeker of knowledge, know that knowledge without purification is a dangerous weapon of the ego. Oh activist, know that work without orientation of heart is fruitless. Oh lover, know that love without God is pain. Yasmin Mogahed
New concepts should be introduced by the power of imagery. Douglas Coop
During the flames of controversy, opinions, mass disputes, conflict, and world news, sometimes the most precious, refreshing, peaceful words to hear amidst all the chaos are simply and humbly 'I don't know. Criss Jami
If you can't tell from my rap lyrics already, yes I am a feminist. And when I'm saying "hoe" or "bitch" I am actually referring to men..That sounded bad, in someway. But at the end of the day, I'm sick of rappers using "bitches" and "hoes" as terms towards women. Feminists are NOT a hate group. Feminists are not all female. Nor has it got an anti-male agenda. It's about equality! I've had a weird, special bond with women since I was a kid. And it's just a shame really that I'm gay. Scott Mcgoldrick
Our wishes become real and solid if we work on their formation. If it matters to you, make energy become matter. Patricia Robin Woodruff
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. Shannon L. Alder
In order to master compassion, you have to spend time getting to know monsters. When you can do that you will see that there are no monsters, only people that acted like monsters because no one gave them the time or compassion to hear their story. Shannon L. Alder
It is not what you leave to your children that matters, but what you leave in them. Shannon L. Alder
I could not feel, smell, see, hear, or taste the world around me. If I had allowed myself to experience these things in all their intensity, I might have lost my mind. If I had allowed myself to cry, I might never have been able to stop. So I survived, but I never felt joy, never felt safe. Yeonmi Park
Only until all human beings begin to recognize themselves as human beings will prejudice be gone forever. People ask me what race I am, but there is no such thing as race. I just answer: "I’m a member of the human race. Amelia Boynton Robinson
As a human rights activist it is concerning to me that those committing atrocities against vulnerable people view these atrocities as 'progress', and assert with pride and conviction that they are 'Christians' and that they are doing 'God's will'. Christina Engela
The Lone Star of Africa Land of the free, on your beach and sacred forests loves flourished. You, Liberia, you my love to echo, the scream of freedom, holding tight and will never let go. O beautiful land, The Lone star for decades has survived wars and tribalism the elders who keep the ancestral treasures that resulted in Vandalism. When will morning break for great leaders to stand for what is right Mother Liberia?. Henry Johnson Jr
The headlines are never in the news! And so, what I am saying is the news is never on the headlines Sahndra Fon Dufe
What I mean when I talk about sovereignty is that "we have a different way of being". Those of us who are organising around the idea of sovereignty are not asking for inclusion within the capitalist system. We're not asking for the so-called benefits of a capitalist system, which is always based on exclusions because it is based on privatising what was once communal and shared. We're saying no to being incorporated. We're saying yes to a completely different way of being, to a society based on commonality and plurality, not the fundamentalism of markets, religion, and the gender binary. We're not pushing to get in. Why should we want to enmesh ourselves in an economy and a political system that is driving the planet and our species toward destruction?. Sendolo Diamina
Sometimes, people call my way of speaking ranting. Why are you always ranting and screaming, they ask. But here’s the thing…the reason why I rant is because I am a voice for many women that cannot speak out to heads of state, UN officials, and those that influence systems of oppression. And so I rant. And I will not stop ranting until my mission of equality of all girls is achieved. Leymah Gbowee
I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you... And you... And you... Gotta give em hope. Harvey Milk
It is exhausting living in a population where people don't speak up if what they witness doesn't directly threaten them. David Wojnarowicz
If your not annoying somebody, you're not alive. Margaret Atwood
The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair. H.l. Mencken
What can we learn from women like Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday that we may not be able to learn from Ida B. Wells, Anna Julia Cooper, and Mary Church Terrell? If we were beginning to appreciate the blasphemies of fictionalized blues women - especially their outrageous politics of sexuality - and the knowledge that might be gleaned from their lives about the possibilities of transforming gender relations within black communities, perhaps we also could benefit from a look at the artistic contributions of the original blues women. Angela Y. Davis
Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another. Yuri Kochiyama