Selected Quotes about Protest

...it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds... -- Samuel Adams

Though dissenters seem to question everything in sight, they are actually bundles of dusty answers and never conceived a new question. What offends us most in the literature of dissent is the lack of hesitation and wonder. -- Eric Hoffer

“Think for yourself, question authority.” -- Timothy Leary

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. -- Edward R. Murrow

There are other versions. There is no definitive wording or verified source. -- Martin Niemöller

The nail that stands out will be hammered down. -- Japanese Proverb

We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions... Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts. -- A. Philip Randolph

Even when they call us mad, when they call us subversives and communists and all the epithets they put on us, we know we only preach the subversive witness of the Beatitudes, which have turned everything upside down. -- Oscar Romero

I am deeply worried because we are seeing an unleashing of violence by 2,000 to 3,000 thugs who come to smash and loot. My objective is to avoid mistakes by the police, so that people can protest in safety. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there. -- Mother Teresa

If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it. -- Norman Thomas

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