Support

“In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.”

~ Desmond Tutu
Balanced stone sculpture by Miha Brinovec

More on support:

“I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“I’m interested in what motivates individuals to participate in atrocious acts to support their ideological identification.”
~ Jordan Peterson

“If we despond, public confidence is destroyed, the people will no longer yield their support to a hopeless contest, and American liberty is no more. Through the darkness which shrouds our prospects, the ark of safety is visible. Despondency becomes not the dignity of our cause, nor the character of those who are its supporters.”
~ Samuel Adams

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Support     /səˈpôrt/

verb
1- bear all or part of the weight of; hold up. “the dome was supported by a hundred white columns”
2- give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act. “the government gives $2.5 billion a year to support the activities of the voluntary sector”

noun
1- a thing that bears the weight of something or keeps it upright. “the best support for a camera is a tripod”
2- material assistance. “he urged that military support be sent to protect humanitarian convoys”

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