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Quote Left Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I Quote Right
Quote Left To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. Quote Right
Quote Left Since factory farming exerts a violent and unnatural force upon the living organisms of animals and birds in order to increase production and profits; since it involves callous and cruel exploitation of life, with implicit contempt for nature, I must join in the protest being uttered against it. It does not seem that these methods have any really justifiable purpose, except to increase the quantity of production at the expense of quality—if that can be called a justifiable purpose. Quote Right
Quote Left I graduated pretty quickly. When I was eleven or twelve a close friend of the family got lynched. I guess he was about forty years old, married, and we used to play with his kids. I remember the Saturday night a bunch of white men beat him to death at the Decatur fairgrounds because he sassed back a white woman. They just left him dead on the ground. Everyone in town knew it but never said a word in public. I went down and saw his bloody clothes. They left those clothes on a fence for about a year. Every Negro in town was supposed to get the message from those clothes and I can see those clothes now in my mind's eye.... But nothing was said in public. No sermons in church. No news. No protest. It was as though this man just dissolved except for the bloody clothes.... Just before I went into the Army I began wondering how long I could stand it. I used to watch the Saturday night sport of white men trying to run down a Negro with their car, or white gangs coming through town to beat up a Negro. Quote Right
Quote Left At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death. Quote Right
Quote Left Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere -- so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive -- that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. Quote Right
Quote Left To sin in silence while others doth protest makes cowards out of men. Quote Right
Quote Left ...it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds... Quote Right
Quote Left There is all the difference in the world between the criminal's avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedience's taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or ill will. Quote Right
Quote Left To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people-a black people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Don't ask, 'How is one protest letter going to help?' If a million people ask the same question - you know the math!' Quote Right
Quote Left Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization. Quote Right
Quote Left There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things. Quote Right
Quote Left If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it. Quote Right
Quote Left 'There's no greater temptation than to use a protest to vent the frustration and anger that we all feel in the face of atrocity. Sometimes it feels really good to blow off steam at animal abusers and people who defend them. But the purpose of a demonstration is not to make us feel good. If we present the public with an image of animal activists as angry/hostile/crude, we have sacrificed the good of the animals for our own gratification.' Quote Right
Quote Left Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony. Quote Right
Quote Left A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle. Quote Right
Quote Left Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act. Quote Right
Quote Left She was like the embodiment of all women who have felt an astonished protest because their children have died before them. Quote Right
Quote Left The individual protests against the world, but he doesn't get beyond protest, he is just a single protester. When he wants to be more than tha... Quote Right
Quote Left 'The first public protest against cruelty to animals, per Toynbee, a historian, was in 55 BC by the Roman people, to save the life of an elephant.' Quote Right
Quote Left The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong. If the Government or majorities think an individual is right, no one will interfere with him; but when agitators talk against the things considered holy, or when radicals criticise, or satirize the political gods, or question the justice of our laws and institutions, or pacifists talk against war, how the old inquisition awakens, and ostracism, the excommunication of the church, the prison, the wheel, the torture-chamber, the mob, are called to suppress the free expression of thought. Quote Right
Quote Left If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it. Quote Right
Quote Left Religious distress is at the same time the expression of the real distress and also the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of the spiritless condition. It is the opium of the people. Quote Right
Quote Left I felt that I had done my duty. Nothing drove me now. I had run out of causes and was as close as I might ever be to peace. With all this behind me, I felt that if I had to die now, it was all right. I would not protest quite so loudly as I would have at any other time. Quote Right
Quote Left The protest vote or 'no-votes' will be a question for us as we ponder our next move. The government wants to be a government for the entire country, not just part of the country. Quote Right
Quote Left If the government fails to fulfill these conditions, the Communist party reserves the right to vote against the budget in subsequent readings, ... civil disobedience and protest across the whole country. Quote Right
Quote Left Said an opponent to me after my last protest was sent in, what party would you vote for, if you could? Neither. I would have a moral sentiment... Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Protest

Quote Left Protests are wrong that damage property that belongs to all, in favor of their own voice... only shows how much they care about themselves, and how much less about others. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no end to protest until there is an end to oppression Quote Right
Quote Left The cast of heavens light lies gentle upon the face most beautiful as seen through this minds eye, an eye which though answers call of love would protest not biased from it. Quote Right
Quote Left When people protest war saying bring our boys home they are really campaigning against a persons freedom allowing them to choose the military, the military there to protect freedom it freely protects, that without, they wouldn't be free to protest Quote Right
Quote Left When people ask; “What is the difference between the Hebrew, Catholic & Protestant bibles.?” I say to them; “ Pick each one up & feel the weight!” Quote Right