Eleanor Roosevelt – Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?
Sojourner Truth – Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.
Susan B. Anthony – I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Rosa Parks – I am leaving this legacy to all of you…to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die – the dream of freedom and peace.
Harriet Tubman – I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to: liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.
Mercy Otis Warren (American Revolution) – The rights of the individual should be the primary object of all governments.
Abigail Adams – Great learning and superior abilities …will be of little value and small estimation unless virtue, honor, truth and integrity are added to them.
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