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21 Social Justice Quotes

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Here are some of my favorite social justice quotes.

It is not enough to be compassionate.  You must act. ~ The Dalai Lama

Be the change you wish to see in the world.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Life’s most persistent question is “What are you doing for others?” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you join a fight for social justic you may win or lose, but just by being part of the struggle, you win. and your life will be better for it. ~ Howard Zinn

As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls. ~ Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Accomplishments have no color. ~ LoentynePrice

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.  ~ Helen Keller

Help us love even those who hate us; so we can change the world. ~ Cesar Chavez

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.  ~ Anne Frank

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruites than strict justice.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

It is not enough to be compassionate.  You must act. ~ Dalai Lama

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

None of us can think we are exempt from concerns for the poor and for social justice.  ~ Pope Francis

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations.  Cultivate peace and harmony with all.  ~ George Washington

Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life.  ~ Albert Einstein

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.  ~ Fredrich Nietzsche

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.  ~ Ellie Wiesel

When you let your light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same.  ~ Nelson Mandela

You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right. ~ Rosa Parks

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. ~ Maya Angelou

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