“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
“What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander”
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
"The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity."
"Somebody said (but if it were not said, then I say it now), that "the laws of our civilisation have but one interpretation for the poor and ignorant, and for those of wealth and power, there are many interpretations. Hence the poor are generally convicted on the one, while the rich are freed on the many interpretations".
And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through or how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain... When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.”
“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you.
Never apologise for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”