Friday, April 18, 2008

Civil Rights Mini Course (Quotes to Inspire)


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King
"History is full of instances where people, against enormous odds, have come together to struggle for liberty and justice, and have won...The essential ingredients of these struggles for justice are human beings who, if only for a moment, if only while beset with fears, step out of line and do something, however small. And even the smallest, most unheroic acts adds to the store of kindling that may be ignited by some surprising circumstance into tumultuous change." Howard Zinn
"Human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness." Howard Zinn
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle." Martin Luther King Jr.
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The time is always right to do what is right. " Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained." Helen Keller
"We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation." CESAR CHAVEZ
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." MAHATMA GANDHI
"It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. 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 centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy

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