Quotes That Inspire Change

Ac·tiv·ism /ˈaktəˌvizəm/ (noun) the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.

As humans, we crave motivation because it’s what keeps us driven to be better and strive for success. As a result, we search for quotes from inspiring people to guide us forward.

For activists, sometimes a motivational quote from an inspiring nonviolent leader is exactly what we need to take charge. Why? Because these individuals have contributed significantly to making our world a better place. So we turn to them seeking support, guidance and ambition through their words.

If you’re reading this, you’re a change-maker. You’re someone who has a strong desire to change the world. You’ve gathered your resources, done your homework and prepared yourself for resistance. You’re searching for an extra push, some source of inspiration that will take your spark of interest and turn it into action.

Well, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of quotes that will put an end to that nagging feeling and inspire action within us all.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

Anne Frank

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

Nelson Mandela

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”

Helen Keller

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Alice Walker

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Rosa Parks

“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

John Lennon

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr.

“Fear and hatred will cease to exist when love is in abundance.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

Margaret Mead

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it is the only thing that ever was.”

Malala Yousafzai

“I am stronger than fear.“
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