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"If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she'd still be standing."
Mary Frances Berry
"It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant."
Bishop Desmond Tutu
"The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it."
Blood of the Martyr
"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped."
Hubert H. Humphrey
"There is no road to freedom, freedom is the road."
"When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to stop and reconsider."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. "
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. "
"For these criminals, the living have no value but their body parts are worth a lot. The poor countries are mostly the source of trafficking and the rich countries are the destination."
"In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place."
"The best way to be more free is to grant more freedom to others."