"If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them."

-- Paul Wellstone

"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

"Do not be silent. There is no limit to the power that may be released though you."

- Howard Thurman

"There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now okay to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are."

- US Senator Tammy Baldwin

"Great moments in human history usually drive an opposition that is exactly proportional to their greatness."

-- John Perry Barlow

"Getting kicked in the rear is a sure sign you're in the front." - Kenneth E. Reed

"Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance!"

-- Fritz Reiner, conductor

"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing."

- Rollo May

"It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."

— Hans Selye

"To drift is to be in hell, to be in heaven is to steer."

- George Bernard Shaw

"To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination."

- Bell Hooks

"It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible."

- Thomas Robert Gaines

"When people made up their minds that they wanted to be free and took action, then there was a change. But they cannot rest on just that change. It has to continue."

- Rosa Parks

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."

- Shirley Chisholm

"To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation."

- Chinese Proverb

"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble."

- Mahatma Gandhi

"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive."

- Brené Brown

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