Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist?

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We rose up. We shared our stories of survival. We said: humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.

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As activists we want to do something to help the world to suffer less but when we’re not peaceful, when we don’t have enough compassion in us, we are unable to do much to help the world.

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Activism is not about embracing a famous person who makes an album about a situation. It’s about facing hard truths that may make you feel uncomfortable.

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Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.

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This is the tale I pray the divine Muse to unfold to us. Begin it, Goddess, at whatever point you will." Homer, The Odyssey

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What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.

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Sometimes a start is all we ever get.

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If you don’t get started, you’ll never get there.

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It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.

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Place is crucial... you don't start in an abstract sense. You start where you are. (Dr. Frances Westley)

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My activism has to do with my conscience; I cannot let certain things slide without doing something. My public speaking is part of an art form that is cultural.

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All my life I have recommended that one must ask questions, take a position and act upon it.

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People say to me how do you maintain your optimism? Guess what? I never had much. The miracle is to go off and do something anyway. To whatever extent you can lead a decent life and also do something for other people is the thing. I never remember where this comes from, but someone said there is only the trying and the rest is not our business.

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Every voyage may start with a single step, but that first step is a whopper, particularly when you are one citizen, out of 27 million, trying to influence the attitudes of people you don't know; on issues you don't fully understand. Yet the challenge is to take an initiative, not be an expert, and most of us have had to step into something new before.

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Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

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It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

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Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

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Nodding the head does not row the boat.

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The big companies are like steel and activists are like heat. Activists soften the steel, and then I can bend it into pretty grillwork and make reforms.

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If we don’t engage we have only ourselves to blame.

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It’s not how much we give but how much love we put in the doing.

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The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing. They help to offset the much larger numbers who are ready to sacrifice the ease and the security and the very lives of others in order to do what they want done.

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

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What I did each day would determine the kind of person I would become.

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It’s not just about hope and ideas. It’s about action.

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The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

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If you don't start somewhere, you're gonna go nowhere.

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In short we must work on two fronts. On the one hand, we must continue to resist the system of segregation, which is the basic cause of our lagging standards; on the other hand we must work constructively to improve the standards themselves. There must be a rhythmic alternation between attacking the causes and healing the effects.

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For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

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If you don't act, the danger becomes stronger.

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I understood that activism didn’t have to be boring; in fact, it was probably more effective in the form of a cool punk show than as a stodgy demonstration. I understood that it was possible, even under the most seemingly dire conditions, to get people to care. And I understood that when enough people cared, and enough of them got together to do something about it, change was imminent.

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First you dream and then you lace up your boots.

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The actions that burgeon from our hands and minds may appear marginal but they hold the seeds for the future.

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

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Action is the antidote to despair.

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A small act is worth a million thoughts.

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

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Activism is my rent for living on the planet.

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

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I came away believing that being an activist is not about promoting absolute solutions, which stirs passions while obstructing logic; it’s about addressing people’s anger by giving them some control over their lives.

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You miss all the shots you don't take.

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