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Rosa Parks Quotes

  1. "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear."

  2. "Each person must live their life as a model for others."

  3. "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free so other people would also be free."

  4. "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

  5. "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

  6. "I would like to see us get to the point where nobody has any concern about somebody's color, nobody has any concern about somebody's religion."

  7. "Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."

  8. "I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day, but I don't think there is any such thing as complete happiness. It pains me that there is still a lot of Klan activity and racism. I think when you say you're happy, you have everything that you need and everything that you want, and nothing more to wish for. I haven't reached that stage yet."

  9. "As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility."

  10. "People say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."



25 Rosa Parks Quotes & Sayings

  1. "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."

  2. "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically... No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

  3. "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."

  4. "Each person must live their life as a model for others."

  5. "I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom."

  6. "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

  7. "Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."

  8. "I have always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success."

  9. "Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome."

  10. "The future holds no promise for those who are not prepared to work and sacrifice."

  11. "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free."

  12. "I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen."

  13. "Stand for something or you will fall for anything."

  14. "There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take... The line between reason and madness grows thinner."

  15. "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."

  16. "You can't have it both ways. Either you respect people's rights, or you don't."

  17. "As far as I'm concerned, progress peaked with frozen pizza."

  18. "I believe we are here to do good and help others. If you can't do that, what's the point?"

  19. "All I was doing was trying to get home from work."

  20. "I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance."

  21. "Without a vision, the people perish."

  22. "There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take... The line between reason and madness grows thinner."

  23. "I have been standing on the side of love for years."

  24. "I would like to be remembered as a person who stood up to injustice."

  25. "I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. It's time for change."

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