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Rosa Parks quotes by Pete Seeger
#1. The real meaning of courage was the personal sacrifice of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. #Quote by Pete Seeger
Rosa Parks quotes by Ralph Abernathy
#2. I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom ... Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that? #Quote by Ralph Abernathy
Rosa Parks quotes by Eric Thomas
#3. We live in a society that says "You Gotta get yours" and I'm not suggesting that you don't handle your business but I want to show people ... Gandhi gave, Mother Theresa gave, Martin Luther King gave, Rosa Parks gave, Sojourner Truth gave, and these people had a rich life! They may have not had a Rolls Royce, Range Rover, or lived in the best neighborhoods but they changed history forever and they changed lives forever and that's what I aim to do. #Quote by Eric Thomas
Rosa Parks quotes by Andrew Aydin
#4. Most students graduate from high school knowing nine words about the civil rights movement: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and "I Have a Dream." And that's it! #Quote by Andrew Aydin
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#5. You spend your whole lifetime in your occupation, actually making life clever, easy and convenient for white people. But when you have to get transportation home, you are denied an equal accommodation. Our existence was for the white man's comfort and well-being; we had to accept being deprived of just being human. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#6. I did not want to be mistreated, I did not want to be deprived of a seat that I had paid for. It was just time ... there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way I felt about being treated in that manner. I had not planned to get arrested. I had plenty to do without having to end up in jail. But when I had to face that decision, I didn't hesitate to do so because I felt that we had endured that too long. The more we gave in, the more we complied with that kind of treatment, the more oppressive it became. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#7. When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took action, then there was a change. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#8. I don't think well of people who are prejudiced against people because of race. The only way for prejudiced people to change is for them to decide for themselves that all human beings should be treated fairly. We can't force them to think that way. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#9. We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#10. I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#11. The overseer beat him, tried to starve him, wouldn't let him have any shoes, treated him so badly that he had a very intense, passionate hatred for white people. My grandfather was the one who instilled in my mother and her sisters, and in their children, that you don't put up with bad treatment from anybody. It was passed down almost in our genes, #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Douglas Brinkley
#12. I was stunned to find out there had never been a serious, scholarly biography ever written on Rosa Parks. #Quote by Douglas Brinkley
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#13. It was just a matter of survivalーlike getting off the roadーso we could exist form day to day. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Jeanne Theoharis
#14. When asked what gave her the strength and commitment to refuse segregation, (Rosa) Parks credited her mother and grandfather for giving me the spirit of freedom ... that I should not feel because of my race or color, inferior to any person. That I should do my very best to be a respectable person, to respect myself, to expect respect from others. #Quote by Jeanne Theoharis
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#15. If I can sit down for freedom, you can stand up for children. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Dick Durbin
#16. We want to make certain that every American who stood in silent tribute to Rosa Parks hopes that the Sepreme Court Judge will break silence and speak out clearly for the civil rights that define our unity as a nation. #Quote by Dick Durbin
Rosa Parks quotes by Beto O'Rourke
#17. The freedoms that we have were purchased not just by those in uniform - and they definitely were - but also by those who took their lives into their hands, riding those Greyhound buses - the Freedom Riders, in the deep south, in the 1960s, who knew full well that they would be arrested, and they were, serving time, in the Mississippi State Penitentiary. Rosa Parks, getting from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. Peaceful, nonviolent protest. #Quote by Beto O'Rourke
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#18. When one's mind is made up ... fear diminishes. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#19. Victory or defeat? It is the slogan of all-powerful militarism in every belligerent nation. And yet, what can victory bring to the proletariat? #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by John Lewis
#20. I heard of Martin Luther King Jr. when I was 15 years old. I heard of Rosa Parks. And I met Dr. King in 1958 at the age of 18. I met Rosa Parks ... But to pick up a fun comic book - some people used to call them "funny books" - to pick this little book up, it sold for 10 cents, 12 pages or 14 pages? 14 pages I digested. And it inspired me. And I said to myself, "If the people of Montgomery can do this, maybe I can do something. Maybe I can make a contribution." #Quote by John Lewis
Rosa Parks quotes by John Lewis
#21. Some people know Rosa Parks, they know Daisy Bates in Arkansas, but every ... Ruby Doris Smith, Diane Nash, countless individuals. #Quote by John Lewis
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#22. That was a difference between black slaves and white indentured servants. Black slaves were usually not allowed to keep their names, but were given new names by their owners. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#23. I will no longer act on the outside in a way that contradicts the truth that I hold deeply inside. I will no longer act as if I were less than the whole person I know myself inwardly to be. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#24. I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by John Shimkus
#25. Rosa Parks inspired many. She will not be forgotten. #Quote by John Shimkus
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#26. An opportunity was being given to me to do what I had asked of others. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#27. I thought of Emmett Till, and when the bus driver ordered me to move to the back, I just couldn't move. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#28. Racial pride and self-dignity were emphasized in my family and community. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Robin Talley
#29. The values many of us take for granted today are the result of hard-fought battles that happened years, decades and centuries ago. Working alongside the civil right leaders we revere today, lik Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks, there were hundreds, if not thousands, of now-forgotten activists who sacrificed everything they had so people today could live the way we do. Every generation needs to remember that--and to remember that it's up to us to make sacrifices of our own for the ones who will come next. #Quote by Robin Talley
Rosa Parks quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#30. Now is the time that we walk as humans and not as labels. Rise and walk, like did Rosa Parks, MLK, Madiba (Mandela), Honest Abe (Lincoln), Mevlana (Rumi) and many more. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Rosa Parks quotes by Susan Cain
#31. Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Gandhi - all these peopled described themselves as quiet and soft-spoken and even shy. And they all took the spotlight, even though every bone in their bodies was telling them not to. #Quote by Susan Cain
Rosa Parks quotes by David Lammy
#32. Let me speak frankly: separate but equal is a fraud. It is the language that tried to push Rosa Parks to the back of the bus. It is the motif that determined that black and white people could not possibly drink from the same water fountain, eat at the same table or use the same toilets. #Quote by David Lammy
Rosa Parks quotes by Danielle L. McGuire
#33. The enormous spotlight that focused on King, combined with the construction of Rosa Parks as a saintly symbol, hid the women's long struggle in the dimly lit background, obscuring the origins of the MIA and erasing women from the movement. For decades, the Montgomery bus boycott has been told as a story triggered by Rosa Park's spontaneous refusal to give up her seat followed by the triumphant leadership of men like Fred Gray, Martin Luther King, Jr., E. D. Nixon, and Ralph Abernathy. While these men had a major impact on the emerging protest movement, it was black women's decade-long struggle against mistreatment and abuse by white bus drivers and police officers that launched the boycott. Without an appreciation for the particular predicaments of black women in the Jim Crow South, it is nearly impossible to understand why thousands of working-class and hundreds of middle-class black women chose to walk rather than ride the bus for 381 days. #Quote by Danielle L. McGuire
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#34. All I was trying to do was get home from work. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Paul Beatty
#35. The bus here because they lost Rosa Parks's bus."

"Who lost Rosa Parks's bus?"

"White people. Who the fuck else? Supposedly, every February when schoolkids visit the Rosa Parks Museum, or wherever the fuck the bus is at, the bus they tell the kids is the birthplace of the civil rights movement is a phony. Just some old Birmingham city bus they found in some junkyard. That's what my sister says, anyway."

"I don't know."

Cuz took two deep swallows of gin. "What you mean, 'You don't know'? You think that after Rosa Parks bitch-slapped white America, some white rednecks going to go out of their way to save the original bus? That'd be like the Celtics hanging Magic Johnson's jersey in the rafters of the Boston Garden. No fucking way. #Quote by Paul Beatty
Rosa Parks quotes by Bill Maher
#36. A president can be unpopular for good reasons. You know, I'm not always on the side that the people are right, for God's sake. But, you know, he's not popular when he goes overseas. He couldn't go to Rosa Parks' funeral. #Quote by Bill Maher
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#37. It is better to protest than to accept injustice. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Larry Gatlin
#38. In France it was Joan of Arc; in the Crimea it was Florence Nightingale; in the deep south there was Rosa Parks; in India there was Mother Teresa and in Florida there was Katherine Harris. #Quote by Larry Gatlin
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#39. I learned to put my trust in God and to see Him as my strength. Long ago I set my mind to be a free person and not to give in to fear. I always felt that it was my right to defend myself if I could. I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. - Rosa Parks #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#40. Arrest me for sitting on a bus? You may do that. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#41. Since I have always been a strong believer in God, I knew that He was with me, and only He could get me through that next step #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Tom Clements
#42. Most people in America, if not the world, would agree that every advance involves some sacrifice. In fact, a common sports adage proclaims: "No pain, no gain." In other words, progress is always accompanied by a certain amount of loss. This concept is illustrated throughout history, literature and personal experience. One compelling illustration that some bad always accompanies some good is demonstrated in the Civil Rights movement. In 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. Although she was arrested and jailed, her brave efforts inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott which #Quote by Tom Clements
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#43. As far back as I can remember, I knew there was something wrong with our way of life when people could be mistreated because of the color of their skin. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#44. My resisting being mistreated on the bus did not begin with that particular arrest ... I did a lot of walking in Montgomery. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#45. As long as there is unemployment, war, crime and all things that go to the infliction of man's inhumanity to man, regardless - there is much to be done, and people need to work together. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#46. I am leaving this legacy to all of you ... to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die - the dream of freedom and peace. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#47. We cannot search for the truth and for the way out of suffering without the freedom to think, investigate, and experiment. Secular people cherish freedom, and refrain from investing supreme authority in any text, institution or leader as the ultimate judge of what's true and what's right. Humans should always retain the freedom to doubt, to check again, to hear a second opinion, to try a different path. Secular people admire Galileo Galilei who dared to question whether the earth really sits motionless at the centre of the universe; they admire the masses of common people who stormed the Bastille in 1789 and brought down the despotic regime of Louis XVI; and they admire Rosa Parks who had the courage to sit down on a bus seat reserved for white passengers only. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#48. Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#49. Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Kinky Friedman
#50. If Willie Nelson had been Rosa Parks, there never would have been a civil rights movement in this country, because he refuses to leave the back of the bus. #Quote by Kinky Friedman
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#51. Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Jesse Jackson
#52. In many ways, history is marked as 'before' and 'after' Rosa Parks. She sat down in order that we all might stand up, and the walls of segregation came down. #Quote by Jesse Jackson
Rosa Parks quotes by Rodney King
#53. People look at me like I should have been like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. I should have seen life like that and stay out of trouble, and don't do this and don't do that. But it's hard to live up to some people's expectations. #Quote by Rodney King
Rosa Parks quotes by Douglas Brinkley
#54. Her continuity - you know, if you connect Harriet Tubman, who died in 1913, to Rosa Parks, born in 1913, you get this extraordinary spectrum of the African-American experience. #Quote by Douglas Brinkley
Rosa Parks quotes by Gary Weiss
#55. In the struggle against sexual discrimination on Wall Street, Pamela K. Martens is a latter-day Rosa Parks - a woman who, metaphorically speaking, refused to sit in the back of the bus. #Quote by Gary Weiss
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#56. At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Jeanne Theoharis
#57. Rosa Parks drew solace & sustenance from the long history of Black resistance before her time, placing her action & the Montgomery bus boycott in the continuum of Black protest. Her speech notes during the boycott read: 'Reading histories of others--Crispus Attucks through all wars--Richard Allen--Dr. Adam Clayton Powell Sr. & Jr. Women Phyllis Wheatley--Sojourner Truth--Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune. For Parks, the ability to keep going, to know that the struggle for justice was possible amidst all the setbacks they encountered, was partly possible through reading & referencing the long Black struggle before her. #Quote by Jeanne Theoharis
Rosa Parks quotes by Ted Nugent
#58. I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar. #Quote by Ted Nugent
Rosa Parks quotes by Alex Gibney
#59. One of the things about Steve Jobs is that he gives us an opportunity to look at the disjuncture between that world and the world he claimed that Apple represented, the "Think different" world of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks and Gandhi. #Quote by Alex Gibney
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#60. I have spent over half my life teaching love and brotherhood, and I feel that it is better to continue to try to teach or live equality and love than it would be to have hatred or prejudice. Everyone living together in peace and harmony and love - that's the goal that we seek, and I think that the more people there are who reach that state of mind, the better we will all be. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#61. Without a vision the people perish, but without courage dreams die. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#62. I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Bryan Stevenson
#63. Rosa Parks turned to me sweetly and asked, 'Now, Bryan, tell me who you are and what you're doing.' I looked at Ms. Carr to see if I had permission to speak, and she smiled and nodded at me. I then gave Ms. Parks my rap. 'Yes, ma'am. Well, I have a law project called the Equal Justice Initiative, and we're trying to help people on death row. We're trying to stop the death penalty, actually. We're trying to do something about prison conditions and excessive punishment. We want to free people who've been wrongly convicted. We want to end unfair sentences in criminal cases and stop racial bias in criminal justice...Ms. Parks leaned back smiling. 'Ooooh, honey, all that's going to make you tired, tired, tired.' We all laughed. I looked down, a little embarrassed. Then Ms. Carr leaned forward and put her finger in my face and talked o me just like my grandmother used to talk to me. She said, 'That's why you've got to be brave, brave, brave.' All three women nodded in silent agreement and for just a little while, they made me feel like a young prince. #Quote by Bryan Stevenson
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#64. People need to free their minds of racial prejudice and believe in equality for all and freedom regardless of race. It would be a good thing if all people were treated equally and justly and not be discriminated against because of race or religion or anything that makes them different from others. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Bernie Siegel
#65. When your heart speaks to you about what you need to do to sustain life on this planet, listen to it, make a difference, and be an inspiration for generations to come. Be inspired by people like Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Christopher Reeve, Albert Schweitzer, Helen Keller, and many others. #Quote by Bernie Siegel
Rosa Parks quotes by David Cameron
#66. Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens. #Quote by David Cameron
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#67. Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#68. Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Marc Morial
#69. Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference. #Quote by Marc Morial
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#70. I want to be treated like a human being. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#71. I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#72. It takes more than one person to bring about peace - it takes all of us. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#73. All I was doing was trying to get home from work. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#74. I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#75. What I learned best at Miss White's school was that I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#76. There is work to do; that is why I cannot stop or sit still. As long as a child needs help, as long as people are not free, there will be work to do. As long as an elderly person is attacked or in need of support, there is work to do. As long as we have bigotry and crime, we have work to do. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#77. There were times when it would have been easy to fall apart or to go in the opposite direction, but somehow I felt that if I took on more step, someone would come along to join me. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#78. There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take ... The line between reason and madness grows thinner. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#79. I have never been what you would call just an integrationist. I know I've been called that ... Integrating that bus wouldn't mean more equality. Even when there was segregation, there was plenty of integration in the South, but it was for the benefit and convenience of the white person, not us. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Mary Frances Berry
#80. If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she'd still be standing. #Quote by Mary Frances Berry
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#81. I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free ... so other people would be also free. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#82. When that white driver stepped back toward us, when he waved his hand and ordered us up and out of our seats, I felt a determination cover my body like a quilt on a winter night. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Renata Adler
#83. She was by no means one of the great refusers. Not an existentialist hero, or a Rosa Parks, or even a Bartleby. #Quote by Renata Adler
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#84. Nothing in the Golden Rule says that others will treat us as we have treated them. It only says that we must treat others in a way that we would want to be treated. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#85. God has always given me the strength to say what is right. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by A.E. Samaan
#86. Today's college students demand a self-segregating "safe space". Rosa Parks spinning in her grave. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Rosa Parks quotes by Parker J. Palmer
#88. The answer comes to me through studying the lives of the Rosa Parks and the Vaclav Havels and the Nelson Mandelas and the Dorothy Days of this world. These are people who have come to understand that no punishment that anybody could lay on us could possibly be worse than the punishment we lay on ourselves by conspiring in our own diminishment, by living a divided life, by failing to make that fundamental decision to act and speak on the outside in ways consonant with what we know to be true on the inside. #Quote by Parker J. Palmer
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#89. I had been pushed as far as I could stand #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Jim Costa
#90. Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed. #Quote by Jim Costa
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#91. I had given up my seat before, but this day, I was especially tired. Tired from my work as a seamstress, and tired from the ache in my heart. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#92. I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Richard Pryor
#93. Rosa Parks showed us all that one little person can make a whole bunch of noise without so much as a whisper. She showed the world that the color of your skin shouldn't determine what part of the bus you sit in ... as you ride through life. #Quote by Richard Pryor
Rosa Parks quotes by Karimah Grayson
#94. Let's go beyond the Trinity of African-American History. There are so many more to learn about other than Harriett Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks. #Quote by Karimah Grayson
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#95. At the time i didn't realize why there was so much Klan activity, but later I learned that it was because African-American soldiers werre returning from World War Iasn acting as if they deserved equal rights because they had served their country. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#96. If I stayed angry at other people, I would miss finding friends among those I was angry with. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#97. I was ready to die but give my consent never. Never, never. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#98. What really matters is not whether we have problems, but how we go through them. We must keep going on to make it through whatever we are facing. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#99. You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Sarah Vowell
#100. His boss, Isaac (Robert Guillaume), agrees but tells him to do it anyway "because it's television and this is how it's done." Dan replies, "Yeah, well, sitting in the back of the bus was how it was done until a forty-two-year-old lady moved up front." A few minutes later Isaac looks Dan in the eye and tells him, "Because I love you I can say this. No rich young white guy has ever gotten anywhere with me comparing himself to Rosa Parks." Finally, the voice of reason, which of course was heard on a canceled network TV series on cable. #Quote by Sarah Vowell
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#101. I'd see the bus pass every day ... But to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Stasi Eldredge
#102. You see, women have been essential to every great move of God. Yes, Moses led the Isaelites out of Egypt, but only after his mother risked her life to save him! Closer to our time, Clara Barton was instrumental in starting the Red Cross. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin put fire into people's heart to end slavery in the United States. Rosa Parks kicked the Civil Rights movement into gear with her quiet act of courage. Eunice Kennedy Shriver created the Special Olympics. Mother Teresa inspired the world by bringing love to countless thought unlovable. And millions of other women quietly change the world every day by bringing the love of God to those around them. #Quote by Stasi Eldredge
Rosa Parks quotes by Louis Menand
#103. Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the history of women's rights as Marshall and King played in the history of civil rights for African-Americans. They gave women the handle to the door to economic opportunity, and nearly all the gains women have made in that sphere since the nineteen-sixties were made because of what they did. #Quote by Louis Menand
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#104. Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it. #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#105. I had decided that I would not go anywhere with a piece of paper in my hand asking white folks for any favors. I had made that decision myself, as an individual. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#106. I did not get on the bus to get arrested I got on the bus to go home. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Conan O'Brien
#107. The campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill has narrowed the choices down to four finalists. The four finalists are Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads. #Quote by Conan O'Brien
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#108. Many whites, even white Southerners told me that even though it may have seemed like the blacks were being freed (by my actions) they felt more free and at ease themselves. They thought that my action didn't just free blacks but them, too. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#109. It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Douglas Brinkley
#110. I think, along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks will go down as one of the two most well-known and remembered figures out of the Civil Rights Movement. #Quote by Douglas Brinkley
Rosa Parks quotes by Susan Cain
#111. I had always imagined Rosa Parks as a stately woman with a bold temperament, someone who could easily stand up to a busload of glowering passengers. But when she died in 2005 at the age of ninety-two, the flood of obituaries recalled her as soft-spoken, sweet, and small in stature. They said she was "timid and shy" but had "the courage of a lion." They were full of phrases like "radical humility" and "quiet fortitude. #Quote by Susan Cain
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#112. We had a saying that we worked "from can to can't," which means working from when you can see (sunup) to when you can't (sundown). #Quote by Rosa Parks
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#113. Whites would accuse you of causing trouble when all you were doing was acting like a normal human being instead of cringing. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#114. Most Americans think of Rosa Parks as a demur, pleasant-enough seamstress who backed into history by being too tired to get out of her seat on a bus one day, in reality she had been trained in nonviolence spirit and tactics at a famous institution, Highlander Folk School. It seems to be a difficult concept for most of us that peace is a skill that can be learned. We know war can be learned, but we seem to think that one becomes a peacemaker by a mere change of heart. (23) #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Rosa Parks quotes by William J. Clinton
#115. The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry. #Quote by William J. Clinton
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#116. Why do you all push us around? #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Parks
#117. I had felt for a long time that, if I was ever told to get up so a white person could sit, that I would refuse to do so. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Jane Jacobs
#118. I tis hopeless to try to convert some borders into seams. Expressways and their ramps are examples. Moreover, even in the case of large parks, campuses or waterfronts, the barrier effects can likely be overcome well only along portions of perimeters. #Quote by Jane Jacobs
Rosa Parks quotes by Ellen Connor
#119. Yes, us. And the vow I just made. Hell, Rosa, it's about your home branded on my body. #Quote by Ellen Connor
Rosa Parks quotes by Jack Horner
#120. Almost all of my graduate students say that they got interested in dinosaurs because of 'Jurassic Park.' #Quote by Jack Horner
Rosa Parks quotes by William J. Mitchell
#121. Imagine a kind of system where you have lightweight electric vehicles relatively small battery capacity, and then picking up charge wherever they park. You never have to worry about filling up your car, never go to the gas station, never plug it in, never do any of these things. #Quote by William J. Mitchell
Rosa Parks quotes by Kimberly Elise
#122. I watched Westerns from the time I was a girl. My dad was a big Western fan. I always loved Clint Eastwood movies and 'Westworld', where the guy gets trapped in a western-themed amusement park. The western motif was fascinating to me. #Quote by Kimberly Elise
Rosa Parks quotes by Yahia Lababidi
#123. Like cars in amusement parks, our direction is often determined through collisions. #Quote by Yahia Lababidi
Rosa Parks quotes by Mitch McConnell
#124. While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency. #Quote by Mitch McConnell
Rosa Parks quotes by Suzan-Lori Parks
#125. The plays should have the half-life of plutonium. #Quote by Suzan-Lori Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Samantha Boyette
#126. Some theme parks could take a few hints from this place #Quote by Samantha Boyette
Rosa Parks quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#127. The interminable forests should become graceful parks, for use and delight. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rosa Parks quotes by J.A. Rock
#128. As a group, we've been banned from two water parks, one bar, and a dog-grooming salon. #Quote by J.A. Rock
Rosa Parks quotes by Richard Parks Bland
#129. Any political party that undertakes to do it will, in God's name, be trampled, as it ought to be trampled, into the dust of condemnation, now and in the future. #Quote by Richard Parks Bland
Rosa Parks quotes by Jerry Seinfeld
#130. Why is it illegal to park in a handicapped parking space but okay to go the bathroom in a handicapped stall? #Quote by Jerry Seinfeld
Rosa Parks quotes by Gordon Parks
#131. The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and so big he can't walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline; he gets notices all over the world and so forth; but they're really - the important people are the people he photographs. #Quote by Gordon Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by John Lanchester
#132. It seemed too as if many of the people were on display, behaving as if they expected to be looked at, as if they were on show: so many of them seemed to be wearing costumes, not just policemen and firemen and waiters and shop assistants, but people in their going-to-work costumes, their I'm-a-mother-pushing-a-pram costumes, babies and children in outfits that were like costumes; workers digging holes in their costume-bright orange vests; joggers in jogging costume; even the drinkers in the streets and parks, even the beggars, seemed to be wearing costumes, uniforms. #Quote by John Lanchester
Rosa Parks quotes by Charles Bukowski
#133. I was sentimental about many things: a woman's shoes under the bed; one hairpin left behind on the dresser; the way they said, 'I'm going to pee.' hair ribbons; walking down the boulevard with them at 1:30 in the afternoon, just two people walking together; the long nights of drinking and smoking; talking; the arguments; thinking of suicide; eating together and feeling good; the jokes; the laughter out of nowhere; feeling miracles in the air; being in a parked car together; comparing past loves at 3am; being told you snore; hearing her snore; mothers, daughters, sons, cats, dogs; sometimes death and sometimes divorce; but always carring on, always seeing it through; reading a newspaper alone in a sandwich joint and feeling nausea because she's now married to a dentist with an I.Q. of 95; racetracks, parks, park picnics; even jails; her dull friends; your dull friends; your drinking, her dancing; your flirting, her flirting; her pills, your fucking on the side and her doing the same; sleeping together #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Rosa Parks quotes by Elizabeth Kolbert
#134. Living in four parks in the state of Assam. A hundred years ago, in Africa, the population of black rhinos approached a million; it has since been reduced to around five thousand animals. #Quote by Elizabeth Kolbert
Rosa Parks quotes by Eric Ripert
#135. Just walking in the kitchen (and we have three kitchens at Le Bernardin), I exercise quite a lot. I also walk in Central Park for 50 minutes from my house to Le Bernardin every day, rain, shine, snow. #Quote by Eric Ripert
Rosa Parks quotes by Rainbow Rowell
#136. Now that he was actually introducing Eleanor to his mom, he couldn't help but see her the way his mom was going to.
His mom was a beautician who sold Avon. She never left the house without touching up her mascara. When Patti Smith was on Saturday Night Live, his mom had gotten upset – "Why she want to look like man? It's so sad."
Eleanor, today, was wearing her sharkskin suit jacket and an old plaid cowboy shirt. She had more in common with his grandpa than his mom.
And it wasn't just the clothes. It was her.
Eleanor wasn't … nice.
She was good. She was honorable. She was honest. She would definitely help an old lady across the street. But nobody – not even the old lady – would ever say, 'Have you met that Eleanor Douglas? What a nice girl.'
Park's mom liked nice. She loved nice. She liked smiling and small talk and eye contact … All things Eleanor sucked at.
Also, his mom didn't get sarcasm. And he was pretty sure it wasn't a language thing. She just didn't get it. She called David Letterman "the ugly, mean one on after Johnny. #Quote by Rainbow Rowell
Rosa Parks quotes by Richard Parks Bland
#137. The last fight for the white metal is to be made here in this country and in this House, my friends. #Quote by Richard Parks Bland
Rosa Parks quotes by Jason Epstein
#138. Wherever the title of streets and parks may rest, they have immemorially been held in trust for the use of the public and, time out of mind, have been used for purposes of assembly ... and discussing public question. Such use of the streets and public places has, from ancient times, been a part of the privileges, immunities, rights, liberties of citizens. The privilege of a citizen of the United States to use the streets and parks for communication of views on national questions may be regulated in the interest of all ... but it must not, in the guise of regulation, be abridged or denied. #Quote by Jason Epstein
Rosa Parks quotes by Van Dyke Parks
#139. I think that smoking is a very good thing to do
it's got the association with the Indians; it's a peaceable thing. But like much else that the Indians gave us, we abused the privilege. And so, in my case I must simply stop. I'm too old to smoke. But I do believe that nicotine provides a great creative thrust ... #Quote by Van Dyke Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Dayton Duncan
#140. I think that is what a national park is all about. It gives people breathing room. It gives people a tranquil atmosphere. It gives them an opportunity to be a part of nature, You're just part of it all." - Juanita Green #Quote by Dayton Duncan
Rosa Parks quotes by Charles Rosin
#141. There's something intrinsically therapeutic about choosing to spend your time in a wide, open park-like setting that non-golfers can never truly understand. #Quote by Charles Rosin
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Salazar
#142. I wear American Apparel jeans every day of my life. #Quote by Rosa Salazar
Rosa Parks quotes by Michael Huffington
#143. We spend more time at cinemas, theaters, art galleries and theme parks than we do at churches, and they have become our new cathedrals. We can spend hours at any of these places of entertainment but if church service goes on too long we get impatient. #Quote by Michael Huffington
Rosa Parks quotes by Chris Bohjalian
#144. Though angels were easy to finds in cemeteries, she said that she didn't especially care for funereal angels and tombstone cherubs
she wanted her angels among the living, not watching over the already dead
and thus she scoured parks and gardens for the angels with whom, on some level, she wanted to commune. #Quote by Chris Bohjalian
Rosa Parks quotes by Rosa Luxemburg
#145. What do you want with these special Jewish pains? I feel as close to the wretched victims of the rubber plantations in Putamayo and the blacks of Africa with whose bodies the Europeans play ball ... I have no special corner in my heart for the ghetto: I am at home in the entire world, where there are clouds and birds and human tears. #Quote by Rosa Luxemburg
Rosa Parks quotes by John Hench
#146. We've achieved this feeling, for instance, with the colors. The colors in the park are harmonious with each other, not like in big cities where they don't. #Quote by John Hench
Rosa Parks quotes by T.C. Boyle
#147. Everything we do is escapism, because we'll all be dead and everything we do is completely meaningless. Why brush your teeth? Why not be in the park with the bums passing a short dog? Why pay taxes, why get educated? Of course literature is an escape. You have to fill the hours. #Quote by T.C. Boyle
Rosa Parks quotes by Van Dyke Parks
#148. You know, any sane magician would never reveal his method of deception. And I don't think that a sensible musician would either. #Quote by Van Dyke Parks
Rosa Parks quotes by Marco Beltrami
#149. I like the scene in the first 'Scream' movie where Sidney gets up, and dusk is falling, and she's looking out at the hills of Santa Rosa, there where it was filmed, and that's where you sort of hear her theme being played out. I always liked that moment because, to me, it became more than just a horror movie. #Quote by Marco Beltrami
Rosa Parks quotes by Richard Parks Bland
#150. It means that the silver coins of the United States at whatever ratio is fixed, and I want the present ratio that we have now, 16 to 1, maintained precisely as it is. #Quote by Richard Parks Bland
Rosa Parks quotes by Ty Cobb
#151. The first time I faced him I watched him take that easy windup and then something went past me that made me flinch. The thing just hissed with danger. We couldn't touch him ... Every one of us knew we'd met the most powerful arm ever turned loose in a ball park. #Quote by Ty Cobb
Rosa Parks quotes by Jay Leno
#152. My wife loves Europe, but to me it's a bad day at a theme park. #Quote by Jay Leno
Rosa Parks quotes by Veronica Del Rosa
#153. You can't wait for the perfect moment. You need to make it. Take the happiness you can have now and fuck everything else. #Quote by Veronica Del Rosa
Rosa Parks quotes by Gabriel Mann
#154. One thing I loved about New Zealand was the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of the place. I remember going from Xboxing, jamming out on guitars and drum machines in my buddy's apartment, to a bike ride through the parks and up and down the streets all over the city, to the ocean, right into the water. I remember we were swimming outer ways and we got to a certain place where we wanted to see - or I wanted to see - how deep the water was. #Quote by Gabriel Mann
Rosa Parks quotes by Yevgeny Zamyatin
#155. Ever since he repented of religion and shaved off his clerical beard and mustache, he has had the constant feeling that he has taken off his trousers, and that his nose protrudes altogether indecently and must at all cost be covered. It's sheer torment!
With one hand over his nose, the deacon knocks again and again. No one responds. And yet Martha is home; the gate is locked from within. And that means - what? It means that she is with someone else ... The deacon punctuates the scene inwardly with the three dots we have graphically depicted just above, and, tripping over them at every second step, he proceeds to Rosa Luxemburg Street. ("X") #Quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Rosa Parks quotes by Jose N Harris
#156. WE ARE

We are the lost ones

Seeking refuge in dark alleys

Told we are not forgotten

We are a past generation's hope

Asking daily for forgiveness

Viewed as misbegotten

We are restorers of humanity

Who punished betrayers of justice

Now the hangman in his own noose

We are the select few

Wandering parks and streets

Lost in a sea of endless faces

We are the faded photographs

Stored in an attic

Yearning to finish our missions

We are both the young and the old

Poised on the cliff's edge

Thinking of a last goodnight

We are our nation's warriors

Destined to become

Line-items in a county's budget #Quote by Jose N Harris

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