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Protest Quotes

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To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Values Courage

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

I have not lost faith in God.
I have moments of anger and protest.
Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
- Elie Wiesel

One who comes to the Court must come to adore,
not to protest.
That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
- William O. Douglas

 

I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue,
but I've done many.
- Robert Indiana

Each family of the United States military now attends
to their loved ones funeral with a wrenching worry
that it will be met possibly with a protest or a demonstration.
- Steve Buyer

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

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When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event,
rather than the event itself.
People dying is never funny.
Protest puppets are always funny.
- Mo Rocca

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices,
and we know there are other food sources that do not
require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action;
its violations are a protest against the violations
of our freedom by nature.
- Camille Paglia

What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The
lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it.
I learned that patriotism includes protest,
not just military service.
- John F. Kerry

You can't just sit around and make protest albums all your life;
eventually it comes to the point where you have to do something.
- Paul Kantner

I had hoped you would protest, but please don't argue.
- Lotte Lehmann

Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be,
temperance is something against which,
at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

It's funny how social activists usually protest against
the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals.
- Craig Bruce

Liberalism, austere in political trifles,
has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant
protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
- Alexander Herzen

The emergence of Pakistan, a decade ago,
was an act of protest against the existence of privilege
in the social order of the subcontinent of India.
- Aly Khan

Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue
to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent
protest and change nearly half a century later.
- Bob Filner

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

In a world filled with hate, prejudice,
and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate,
prejudice, and protest.
- Bob Gibson

I believe that if the Tribune company ever tries to
close down Wrigley Field that you will have a protest
from every corner of the globe.
- Billy Corgan

I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest
against this order for retreat.
- Philip Kearny

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against
the treatment of the sick who could not pay,
the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste,
the extravagance, and the poverty.
- Ellen Wilkinson

Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival:
people who find themselves unable to register an effective
political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
- Lewis Mumford

It's no fun to protest on an empty stomach.
- Michael Bloomberg

I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term,
for from the bottom of my soul, I protest against everything that is said,
and everything that is done.
- Pierre Bayle

The rise of National Socialism is the protest of a
people against a State that denies the right to work.
- Gregor Strasser

The West German population would protest passionately
if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor,
McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning.
- Walter Ulbricht

You are right, but the weakness does not come from
the millions of Muslims in the world.
They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to
speak out and to protest and to jihad.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

We must never allow September 11th to become a time
for protest and division.
Instead, this day must remain a time for promoting
peace and mutual respect.
- Timothy Dolan

There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent
without the actions of Kremlin.
- Garry Kasparov

When an individual is protesting society's refusal
to acknowledge his dignity as a human being,
his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
- Bayard Rustin

I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend,
at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery,
in either of its subdivisions or forms.
- Caleb Cushing

I mean, there's a hell of a lot of grounds for protest,
but you don't do it through music.
- Chico Hamilton

In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.
- Phil Ochs

We didn't start out to make a protest record at all.
That would have been too shallow.
As usual, it was simply a case of absorbing what's going on around us.
- Thom Yorke

When people protest and are upset with a movie,
it becomes a big hit.
They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office.
So let's get that going.
- Denzel Washington

There is a legend.
And to protest is daft.
- Peter O'Toole

Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people,
let not this festival of May, the second during the war,
pass without protest against the Imperialist Slaughter.
- Karl Liebknecht

Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive
her for giving him birth.
The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch
has borne strange fruit through the years.
- Lillian Smith

I feel greatly at fault in not having made a loud public
protest about Belle Glade before this.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

I think if I were over there in America,
protest music would be more important.
But I'm not going.
- Nina Simone

We of Africa protest that, in this day and age,
we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
- Robert Mugabe

One cannot help being impressed by the protesters.
They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in
prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect,
kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution.
- Bob Schaffer

I protest that if some great Power would agree to make
me always think what is true and do what is right,
on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and
would up every morning before I got out of bed,
I should instantly close with the offer.
- Thomas Huxley

But every time the workers come out in the only way
they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable
the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us.
- Rose Schneiderman

It was called the Reclaim Guide.
It was just a general protest guide that went over
security culture and stuff like that.
A small portion of that guide dealt with explosives information.
- Sherman Austin

Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into
depression because it was the only rightful protest
I could throw in the face of a world that said it was
alright for people to come and go as they please,
that there were simply no real obligations left.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

In Japan, it becomes a huge issue in terms of not just
the government and its protest against the United States,
but all different groups and all different peoples
in Japan start to protest.
- Martha Smith

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real
suffering and a protest against real suffering.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the sentiment of the heartless world,
as it is the soul of soulless condition.
It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal

The man I am will always raise a protest against the
man I wanted to be and the two will live together to the end,
but the man I wanted to be will be the one on whom
judgement will be passed.
- Julien Green

I was disappointed, not because we had lost the war
but because our people had allowed it to go on for so many years,
instead of heeding the few voices of protest against
all that mass insanity and slaughter.
- George Grosz

I think protest and actions have to be organised against
the Israelis and their backers.
There needs to be a concerted high profile campaign
to raise awareness of the people in this country.
- Tom Paulin

There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from,
not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen,
the fishermen's wives; there are student groups,
all different types of people; the protest against
the Americans' use of the Pacific for nuclear testing.
- Martha Smith

I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing,
and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest.
Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all.
But I was so glad to see women marching.
And it's happening all over the world.
- Betty Friedan

If our republican form of government is perishing because communications -
the infrastructure of that republic -
is under the yoke of international business how,
at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational
movement to reclaim our democracy,
a movement committed to active and sustained protest
against the present order.
- Mark Lloyd

Perhaps it's good for one to suffer.
Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever
want to do anything? What is art,
after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
- Aldous Huxley

The decision by France to resume nuclear testing in
the South Pacific has destroyed this hope and raised
a storm of protest at home,
in the South Pacific and thankfully around the world.
- Jenny Shipley

Look what happened with the employment law in France-the
law was withdrawn because the people marched in the streets.
I think what we need is a global protest movement of
people who won't give up.
- Jose Saramago

There was a lot of protest after Bravo,
from countries like India, for example.
India was the first country which came forward and
proposed at the United Nations that all of these nuclear tests should be stopped,
that there should be a complete ban on nuclear testing.
- Martha Smith

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage
of the narrow circle of life,
which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man,
never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity
is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
- Hall Caine

We can't forget what happened on May 4th,
1970, when four students gave up their lives because
they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest.
They gave up their lives.
And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary
was very emotional for us.
- Graham Nash

Altho that is so, Ireland has always denied and Ireland
still denies that the Union was binding upon her either legally or morally.
And here on this historic occasion we have assembled
to renew our protest and to place it upon record.
- John Edward Redmond

It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood,
and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women.
As men become aware that few have had a fair chance,
they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.
- Margaret Fuller

After this urgent protest against entering into battle
at Gettysburg according to instructions -
which protest is the first and only one I ever made
during my entire military career -
I ordered my line to advance and make the assault.
- John B. Hood

The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death;
so are statues and inscriptions; so is history.
- Lew Wallace

We have witnessed the terrible increases in the incidence of alcoholism,
the advent of drug dependency, the protests,
marches, strikes and human alienation.
- Alex Campbell

The only thing I wish I had kept were all the peace beads,
because in the 1960s people made these and hung them
at protests and it was a wonderful thing.
- David Selby

They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments.
After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there.
But it didn't happen.
- Valentina Tereshkova

There are always protests, whether you do something good or bad.
Even if you do something beneficial,
people say you do it because it's advertising.
- Giorgio Armani


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