Life Under Change

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Resist Quotes  

 

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
-- Karl Marx

 

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

 

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shakur

 

“You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”
― Henrik Ibsen

 

“I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.”
― Margaret Atwood

 

“The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.”
― Susan Sontag

 

“After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was.”
― Terry Eagleton

 

“We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Protest is when I say I don't like this. Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like. Protest is when I say I refuse to go along with this anymore. Resistance is when I make sure everybody else stops going along too.”
― Ulrike Meinhof

 

“Humanism is the only - I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history.”
― Edward W. Said

 

“Resisting is worth doing.”
― Veronica Roth

 

“Whenever you see a board up with "Trespassers will be prosecuted," trespass at once.”
― Virginia Woolf

 

“Each of us, right here, right now—we are the resistance.”
― Jaye L. Knight

 

“Do not think that one has to be sad in order to be militant, even though the thing one is fighting is abominable.”
― Michel Foucault

 

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.”
― Woodrow Wilson

 

“It is necessary to remember, as we think critically about domination, that we all have the capacity to act in ways that oppress, dominate, wound (whether or not that power is institutionalized). It is necessary to remember that it is first the potential oppressor within that we must resist – the potential victim within that we must rescue – otherwise we cannot hope for an end to domination, for liberation.”
― bell hooks

 

“Resistance is a sign that shows you're going the right way”
― Constance Friday

 

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