“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
More quotes from MLK:
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.”
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
“If we change our thoughts from ‘it’s too late’ to, ‘there’s still hope’, we might see some change in the world.”
~ Kellie Elmore
More quotes from Kellie:
“Maybe heaven will be a library. Then I will be able to finish my to-read list.”
“When you stop believing one person in the world cannot make a difference, differences in the world will be made.”
Born in the city of Columbus Ohio, Kellie Elmore is an American poet, author, and photographer, She is a self-proclaimed southerner at heart and a writer who believes self-expression is most beautiful in its pure, raw and unedited form.
FeliciaSimion is a visual artist and freelance photographer interested in Visual Anthropology and Storytelling.
“Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world.”
~ Melinda Gates
More quotes from Melinda:
“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”
“Connect deeply with others. Our humanity is the one thing that we all have in common.”
Melinda Gates was born on August 15, 1964, in Dallas, Texas. She took a job at Microsoft Corporation in 1987 and married her boss, Bill Gates, in 1994. That year, she and her husband co-founded what was later to become the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2006 she restructured the organization.
“The world is changed not by the self-regarding, but by men and women prepared to make fools of themselves.”
~ PD James, The Children of Men
More quotes from PD:
“If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy.”
“Time didn’t heal, but it anesthetized.”
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL, known professionally as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh.
“I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference.”
~ Ellen Goodman
More quotes from Ellen:
“It’s self-deceptive to think we’re in a post-feminist world when we never tried a feminist world.”
“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives . . . not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
EllenGoodman born April 11, 1941, is a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist and syndicated columnist, speaker and commentator.