What great personalities of the world have to say about social activism.

Social Justice is the belief that
every individual and group is
entitled to fair and equal rights
and participation in social,
educational, and economic
advantages. Some people see
social justice as charity but the
difference is that social justice.
Justice calls us not to do things
FOR the poor but rather do
things WITH them, in service and
in community. Charity is giving
someone clothes while justice is
helping them find a job or gain
skills for a job so they can buy
the clothes. It is best defined by
the by the famous Lao Tzu
proverb, “Give a man a fish; you
have fed him for today. Teach a
man to fish; and you have fed
him for a lifetime”
1. “You must be the change you
wish to see in the world.” –
Mahatma Ganhdi
2. “The world changes according
to the way people see it, and if
you can alter, even by a
millimeter, the way people look at
reality, then you can change the
world.”-James Baldwin
3. ‘Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that
ever does.’ -Margaret Mead
4. ‘ In Germany, they came first
for the Communists, And I didn’t
speak up because I wasn’t a
Communist; And then they came
for the trade unionists, And I
didn’t speak up because I wasn’t
a trade unionist; And then they
came for the Jews, And I didn’t
speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . .
And by that time there was no
one left to speak up.’ – Pastor
Martin Niemöller
5. “Once social change begins it
can not be reversed. You can not
un-educate the person that has
learned to read. You can not
humiliate the person who feels
pride. You can not oppress the
people who are not afraid
anymore.” -Cesar Chavez
6.”Do not wait for leaders; do it
alone, person to person.”- Mother
7. “Neutrality helps the
oppressor, never the victim.
Silence encourages the
tormentor, never the
tormented.”- Elie Wiesel
8. “The ultimate measure of a
man is not where he stands in
moments of comfort and
convenience, but where he
stands at times of challenge and
controversy.”- Martin Luther King
9. “How wonderful it is that
nobody need wait a single
moment before starting to
improve the world.”- Anne Frank
10. “I wish to do something
Great and Wonderful, but I must
start by doing the little things like
they were Great and Wonderful”-
Albert Einstein


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