Quotes by protest

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  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    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.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    But let's remember that we're all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law; a basic respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protest.
  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    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.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    I rarely speak about God. To God, yes. I protest against Him. I shout at Him. But to open a discourse about the qualities of God, about the problems that God imposes, theodicy, no. And yet He is there, in silence, in filigree.
  • Caitlin Moran
    Caitlin Moran
    English journalist, author, and broadcaster 1975-
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    If every woman who's had an abortion took tomorrow off in protest, America would grind to a halt. And that would be symbolic: because women grind to a halt if they are not in control of their fertility.
  • Bob Gibson
    Bob Gibson
    American baseball player 1935-2020
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    In a world filled with hate, prejudice, and protest, I find that I too am filled with hate, prejudice, and protest.
    Source: From ghetto to glory: the story of Bob Gibson (1968)
  • Bahman Ghobadi
    Bahman Ghobadi
    Iranian-Kurdish film director, producer and writer 1969-
    Bahman Ghobadi
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    In my view, the adults are the burnt generation of Iraq for whom nothing can be done. But for the children, we can worry now, we can talk about them, we can plan for them, we can get our protest heard by others.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
  • Lillian Smith
    Lillian Smith
    American writer 1897-1966
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    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.
  • Bob Schaffer
    Bob Schaffer
    American politician 1962-
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    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.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    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?
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature.
  • Bob Filner
    Bob Filner
    American politician 1942-
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    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.
  • B. W. Powe
    B. W. Powe
    Canadian poet, novelist and teacher 1955-
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    There must be engagement: there must be protest.
    Source: Towards A Canada of Light Interlude, p. 77
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