American Activist Quotes


1172 American Activist quotes:



"Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again."
"All I was doing was trying to get home from work."
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
"I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land."
"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."
"Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way."
"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged."
"States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions."
"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."
"Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media."
"Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world."
"The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival."
"I never lost a passenger."
"I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger."
"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other."
"The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control - "indoctrination," we might say - exercised through the mass media."
"To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public."
"I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation."
"Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done."
"I can't die but once."


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