Quotations on Fighting Oppression

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“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

                                                                    Robert Kennedy

 

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“You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

                                                                  Winston Churchill

 

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“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

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Quotations on Success

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“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

                                                                   Theodore Roosevelt

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“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

                                                                           Robert F. Kennedy

 

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

                                                                           Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Three Quotations in Three Days!

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I have been invited to participate in the “3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge” by Zanthee https://tasmatron.wordpress.com , who writes an excellent blog.  Please take the time to check out her blog, and thank you so much for the nomination, Zanthee!

The Rules:

1.) Once a day for the next three days, choose a quotation, and write a little about it.

2.) Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their site.

3.) Nominate 3 other bloggers for the challenge, and let them know about it.

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream things that never were and ask why not?” George Bernard Shaw

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I have used this quotation previously on my blog, but I value its meaning so highly that I will begin with this one.  Shaw said it first, and then Bobby Kennedy used it in his 1968 run for the Presidency of the United States of America.

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This quotation shows idealism and the understanding that the world need not be as it is and that not only is it possible to imagine other ways, often better approaches to problems, but also that such idealism represents the morally correct approach to life.  As a society, we need to imagine a better future and then try to find ways to implement a more positive society.  We need optimism, courage, hope, and strength to face the challenges of our world.

My nominees:

Purpleanais http://arwenaragornstar.com/about/

Mitch Teemley  http://mitchteemley.com

Kate M. Colby http://katemcolby.com/

Once again, thank you to Zanthee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“POST A QUOTE CHALLENGE! (DAY – 1)”

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“You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’”
George Bernard Shaw

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There is also a slightly different version of this quotation:

“Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?”
Robert Kennedy

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Both quotations speak to the need to see the world differently than others, to maintain idealism, and to have hope for positive change.

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I was nominated for this challenge by Trish threehandsoneheart https://threehandsoneheart.wordpress.com . She is a wonderful blogger who always gives useful information and evocative and imaginative writings on her site. So, a deep thank you to Trish!

The Rules follow:

* Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).

* Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.

* Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Here are my nominations: Please visit their sites and give them a click!

* Herminia Chow https://aspiringwriter22.wordpress.com/

* Kait King https://kaitking.wordpress.com/

* Zach Chopchinski http://zachchop.com/

I hope you enjoy this challenge, and thank you again to Trish, threehandsoneheart https://threehandsoneheart.wordpress.com for nominating me.