July 23, 2017

Social Justice Quotations

Social Justice Quotations
Compiled by Dan Connors

The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.
—Marcus Garvey

The country is in deep trouble. We’ve forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to question the powers that be, the courage to be impatient with evil and patient with people, the courage to fight for social justice. In many instances we will be stepping out on nothing, and just hoping to land on something. But that’s the struggle. To live is to wrestle with despair, yet never allow despair to have the last word.
—Cornel West

Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life.
—Albert Einstein

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained.
—Helen Keller

In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…, the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt

I raise my voice not so that i can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard
—Malala Yousafzai

The political problem of mankind is to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty.
—John Maynard Keynes

When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world.
—Paul Hawken

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

When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.
—Fred Rogers