Solidarity Quotes

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1. “We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity.”

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Author : Fred Hampton

2. “RAINBOW VOICESI ask people of the world and children of light to start reflecting the stories of their souls to vibrate wisdom around the earth. Pick up a paintbrush or microphone. Press the inks of your pens to paper or tap words onto your screens, and start sharing what you know and have learned with the masses. Turn your personal painting into a piece of the earth's puzzle so that our unified assemblage of thoughts, experiences and lessons reveal common truths that cannot be denied. Imagine the changes that could happen if everyone suddenly stopped acting like someone else, became true to themselves, and celebrated the beauty of their uniqueness. Only after people have willingly removed their masks and costumes, and have begun pouring light from their hearts to reveal their vulnerability, dreams and pains, will we be able to see that beneath the surface we are all the same. After all, how can the world collectively fight for truth, if soldiers in its army are void of truth? We must first all be true by putting truth in our words and actions. And to do so, everyone must learn to think and react with their conscience. Imagine what Truth could do to neutralize the clutches of evil once this black and white world suddenly became embraced by a strong rainbow of loud powerful voices. We could put color back into every home, every school, every industry, every nation, and every garden on earth where flowers have been crushed by corruption.”

Tags : Beautiful Children Common Truths Corruption Creative Earth Evil Flowers Globe Inspirational Justice Microphone Nation Peaceful Peaceful World Peaceful World Quotes People Race Racism Screens Stand Up Thoughts Truth Uniqueness
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

3. “If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.”

Tags : Force Police Brutality Power Resistance Solidarity Violence
Author : Malcolm X

4. “The problem is politics is made a sport, almost as much a sport as football or baseball. When it comes to politics, adults and politicians do more finger-pointing and play more games than children ever do. Too often are we rooting for the pride of a team rather than the good of the nation.”

Tags : Athletics Basketball Childish Conflict Country Democrat Economy Entertainment Football Games Liberal Nation Parties Partisan Politics Pride Productivity Republican Separation Triviality Unity Vanity War
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

5. “In one respect New Orleans has set an example for all the world in the fight against yellow fever. The first impression was the complete organization of the citizens and the rational and reasonable way in which the fight has been conducted by them. With a tangible enemy in view, the army of defense could begin to fight rationally and scientifically. The... spirit in which the citizens of New Orleans sallied forth to win this fight strikes one who has been witness to the profound gloom, distress, and woe that cloud every other epidemic city. Rupert Boyce, Dean of Liverpool School of Tropical Diseases, 1905”

Tags : Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes Applied Science Citizens Cooperation And Attitude Disease Control Disease Eradiction New Orleans Epidemics Eradication Health Leadership Medicine Mosquito Eradication Public Health Quality Of Life Resolve Science Scientific Solidarity Success Teamwork Transformative Triumphs Yellow Fever
Author : Rupert Boyce

6. “Here beyond men's judgments all covenants were brittle.”

Tags : American Exceptionalism Freedom Frontier Individualism Justice Liberalism Libertarianism Liberty Mercy Social Contract Solidarity State Of Nature The West
Source : Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

7. “A hand fought best when it made a fist.”

Tags : Nations Solidarity Unity
Source : Tigana

8. “True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it.”

Tags : Compassion Critical Pain Resistance Solidarity
Author : bell hooks
Source : Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics

9. “There is an outpouring of international sympathy and aid when any area of the world is struck by an earthquake, a flood, or a devastating fire. [...] When we look with justifiable pride at our generous responses to those suffering a natural disaster, we might also pause to reflect on how it happens that our sympathy can be so easily changed to hatred. How is it that we will predictably reach out to help a given people at one time and, when our country labels the same people enemies, we will reluctantly or enthusiastically kill millions of them?”

Tags : Enmity Hatred Killing Natural Disasters Paradox Solidarity Suffering Sympathy
Author : Nel Noddings
Source : Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War

10. “Love is our most basic human value and also our highest potential.”

Tags : All You Need Is Love Basic Fundamental Harmony Human Value Humanity Inspirational Inspire Kamand Kamand Kojouri Love Love Movement Love Quotes Loving Moral Morality One Earth Peace Peace On Earth Quote Togetherness Truth Universal Universality Value

11. “ESTRAGON: Don't touch me! Don't question me! Don't speak to me! Stay with me!VLADIMIR: Did I ever leave you?ESTRAGON: You let me go.”

Tags : Friendship Solidarity
Source : Waiting for Godot

12. “The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you're talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.”

Tags : Death Healing Love Miscarriage Solidarity Suffering
Source : Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

13. “As more people of color raise our consciousness and refuse to be pitted against one another, the forces of neo-colonial white supremacist domination must work harder to divide and conquer.”

Tags : Solidarity
Author : bell hooks
Source : Killing Rage: Ending Racism

14. “Sometimes an alien would stand with a moose, not because of solidarity, but because of accidentally doing it.”

Tags : Solidarity
Author : Tao Lin
Source : Eeeee Eee Eeee

15. “My basic political principle: If something, whether right- or left-wing, is driven by love and solidarity, it is right; if it is driven by hate and fear it is wrong. Simple as that.”

Tags : Fear Hate Love Philosophy Politics Solidarity
Author : Neel Burton

16. “We’re better together than we are apart. The American Dream has us looking out for ourselves even at the expense of our neighbors. That shit ain’t true, man.”

Tags : Alone American Dream Apart Community Dream Dreams Hope Independence Joe Vagrant Neighbors Shit Solidarity Together Truth Unity
Source : Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

17. “The main objective of a whole person is to serve”

Tags : Community Service Society Humanity Solidarity
Source : Zori 2ª Parte

18. “The freedom we want, for ourselves and for others, is not an absolute metaphysical, abstract freedom which in practice is inevitably translated into the oppression of the weak; but it is real freedom, possible freedom, which is the conscious community of interests, voluntary solidarity.”

Tags : Anarchy Freedom Solidarity

19. “We don't need unity in theory, we need solidarity in practice.”

Tags : Anarchism Anarchy Crimethinc Revolution Solidarity Unity
Source : Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs

20. “I also knew Dell was a good boy with bad friends. I was one of them, and I worried about leading him astray. But in those early years he made me feel cleaner, somehow; like all the shit we’d gone through wasn’t so bad. Like I could deal with it, so long as he was by my side. It had always been the way – but still, I was sure Dell would disappear one day. I had nightmares about what I would do if they released him before me on good behaviour, if he should leave me behind in this fucked up limbo of our youth. Nightmares where if I didn’t hold on to him, those long legs would take him away somewhere better...”

Tags : Alienation Best Friends Brothers Friendship Love Prison Solidarity
Author : H. Alazhar
Source : City of Paradise

21. “If solidarity is unity of purpose or togetherness, how to span this great divide of inequality, privilege, universal rights, political agency, and even our seeing things completely differently?In constructing this great bridge of international solidarity across the globe, where do we even begin?”

Tags : Liberation Solidarity Zapatista
Author : Ramor Ryan
Source : Zapatista Spring: Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project & the Lessons of International Solidarity

22. “Entre pauvres gens, faut bien qu'on s'aide ... C'est les grands qui font la guerre.”

Tags : Solidarity War

23. “You actually abolish slavery by accompanying the slave. We don't strategize our way out of slavery, we solidarize, if you will, our way toward its demise. We stand in solidarity with the slave, and by doing so, we diminish slavery's ability to stand.”

Tags : Slavery Solidarity
Author : Gregory Boyle

24. “Solidarity is something much more than mercy: usually when you appease your conscience (donate money to starving children in Africa, to use the usual Starbucks example), you can go on with your daily life as if nothing really happened. However, once you are enacting solidarity you can even abstain from charity or mercy: even if you don’t give a dollar to every beggar, you can’t go on with your daily life as if nothing really happened. Why? Because you carry him in your life; you live with him not like with some “integrated reject” (as we live with immigrants or refugees today), but he is a part and even a presupposition for your very action: he can never be fully integrated, because injustice can’t be integrated in acts of love. This is why solidarity already contains love.”

Tags : Solidarity
Source : The Radicality of Love

25. “Did every step feel like the running leap a bird takes before flight?”

Tags : Brother And Sister Family Love Siblings Solidarity
Author : Jesmyn Ward

26. “They had from an early hour made up their mind that society was, luckily, unintelligent, and the margin allowed them by this had fairly become one of their commonplaces.”

Tags : Camaraderie Friendship Love Society Solidarity
Author : Henry James
Source : The Beast in the Jungle

27. “Our minds must be as ready to move as capital is, to trace its paths and to imagine alternative destinations.”

Tags : Activism Capitalism Decolonization Social Justice Solidarity
Source : Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity

28. “Perhaps the saddest part of coexistence is the concept of interdependence being necessary for any form of solidarity to be realized. Being encouraged to lean on the weak, does not sound like a long term viable solution to attaining strength.”

Tags : Co Existence Existence Natural Law Paradox Solid Solidarity

29. “Solidarity is not discovered by reflection but created.”

Tags : Solidarity
Source : Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity

30. “Opposites though they are, both solitude and solidarity are essential if the artist is to produce works that are not only significant to his or her age, but that will also speak to future generations.”

Tags : Artist Solidarity Solitude Work Of Art
Author : Rollo May
Source : The Courage to Create

31. “Christmas is conceptualized with solidarity. That's nice! But let us at least be aware that it does not solve the problem. However, doing your part, it's a start. It does not have to be material help, start with a sincere and cozy hug in your loved ones.A gesture, worth more than thousand words!”

Tags : Aware Christmas Hug Minuto Mão Natal Palma Solidarity Words

32. “."Katrina was an extreme version of what goes on in many disasters,wherein how you behave depends on whether you think your neighbors or fellow citizens are a greater threat than the havoc wrought by a disaster or a greater good than the property in houses and stores around you.”

Tags : Disasters Solidarity Utopias
Source : A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

33. “Come, friends. Come with your grief. Come with your loss. Carry all the pieces of your heart and come sit with us. Bring your disappointments and your failures. Bring your betrayals and your masks. We welcome you no matter where you come from and what you bring. Come and join us at the intersection of acceptance and forgivenesswhere you will find our house of love. Bring your empty cups and we will have a feast.”

Tags : Acceptance Acceptance Poems Beloved Come Cup Dervish Empty Friendship Grief Hafiz Harmony Invitation Joy Joyous Kamand Khayyam Kojouri Life Loss Love Love Quotes Love Revolution Solidarity Transcendence Triumph Truth Unity Poems

34. “Comradeship, dignity, amorosity, love, solidarity, fraternity, friendship, ethics: all these names stand in contrast to the commodified, monetised relations of capitalism, all describe relations developed in struggles against capitalism and which can be seen as anticipating or creating a society beyond capitalism.”

Tags : Anti Capitalism Solidarity
Author : John Holloway
Source : Crack Capitalism

35. “I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.”

Tags : Education Feminism Peace Prosperity Solidarity Ted Talks Ted2007 Women

36. “The geek of the Earth are a tribe and they are mighty.”

Tags : Geek Geek Culture Nerd Culture Solidarity Unity
Author : Ian McDonald
Source : Planesrunner

37. “No daylight to separate us.Only kinship. Inching ourselves closer to creating a community of kinship such that God might recognize it. Soon we imagine, with God, this circle of compassion. Then we imagine no one standing outside of that circle, moving ourselves closer to the margins so that the margins themselves will be erased. We stand there with those whose dignity has been denied. We locate ourselves with the poor and the powerless and the voiceless. At the edges, we join the easily despised and the readily left out. We stand with the demonized so that the demonizing will stop. We situate ourselves right next to the disposable so that the day will come when we stop throwing people away.”

Tags : Christian Compassion God Kinship Margins Solidarity
Source : Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

38. “I fully recognize there is an urgent need for constructing the _strategic we-nes-in-sameness_ and promoting the _solidarity of sameness_. The sheer realization of the inextricable interconnectedness of I-ness/me-ness and we-ness/us-ness is the round for an authentic solidarity with one another in spite of and regardless of the difference.”

Tags : Christianity Community Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitanism Religion Solidarity Solidarityisforwhitewomen Theology
Author : Namsoon Kang
Source : Cosmopolitan Theology: Reconstituting Planetary Hospitality, Neighbor-Love, and Solidarity in an Uneven World

39. “Cosmopolitan discourse is in a way a response to the issue of solidarity. Although the precondition for solidarity can be a _community_, solidarity requires more intentional commitment and performance than does community.”

Tags : Christianity Community Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitanism Feminism Religion Solidarity Solidarityisforwhitewomen Theology
Author : Namsoon Kang
Source : Cosmopolitan Theology: Reconstituting Planetary Hospitality, Neighbor-Love, and Solidarity in an Uneven World

40. “I saw that you can’t do anything for anybody. We can’t save each other. Or ourselves.”“What have you left, then? Isolation and despair! You’re denying brotherhood, Shevek!” the tall girl cried.“No—no, I’m not. I’m trying to say what I think brotherhood really is. It begins—it begins in shared pain.”

Tags : Brotherhood Solidarity
Source : The Dispossessed

41. “Although war can bring with it great enthusiasm and solidarity, it also brings the reaction to these things.”

Tags : Enthusiasm Reactionary Politics Solidarity War
Source : Blood, Class and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship

42. “I can’t hope to convey the full effect of the embraces and avowals, but I can perhaps offer a crumb of counsel. If there is anybody known to you who might benefit from a letter or a visit, do not on any account postpone the writing or the making of it. The difference made will almost certainly be more than you have calculated”

Tags : Compassion Death Friendship Illness Love Solidarity Sympathy

43. “To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate. Compassion can never coexist with judgment because judgment creates the distance, the distinction, which prevents us from really being with the other.”

Tags : Compassion Judgment Solidarity The Other
Source : The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers