Rosa Parks, a civil right activist and best remembered for her participation in the Montgomery bus boycott. Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on the bus to any white man and she was eventually arrested. She became an iconic symbol for resistance against racial discrimination during this period.
These 27 Rosa Parks inspirational quotes will get you going.
1. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” – Rosa Parks
2. “It is better to teach or live equality and love … than to have hatred and prejudice.” – Rosa Parks
3. “During the Montgomery bus boycott, we came together and remained unified for 381 days. This has never happened again. The Montgomery boycott became the model for human rights throughout the world.” – Rosa Parks
4. “Our freedom is threatened every time one of our young people is killed by another child… every time a person gets stopped and beaten by the police because of the color of their skin.” – Rosa Parks
5. “Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” – Rosa Parks
6. “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.” – Rosa Parks
7. “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free … so other people would be also free.”
8. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” – Rosa Parks
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.” – Rosa Parks
10. “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.” – Rosa Parks
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12. “There were times when it would have been easy to fall apart or to go in the opposite direction, but somehow I felt that if I took one more step, someone would come along to join me.” – Rosa Parks
13. “Life is to be lived to its fullest so that death is just another chapter. Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” – Rosa Parks
14. “My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.” – Rosa Parks
15. “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” – Rosa Parks
16. “One person can change the world.” – Rosa Parks
17. “I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.” – Rosa Parks
18. “We will fail when we fail to try.” – Rosa Parks
19. “The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world.” – Rosa Parks
20. “There is no future without education.” – Rosa Parks
21. “To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step.” – Rosa Parks
22. “Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.” – Rosa Parks
23. “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
24. “God has always given me the strength to say what is right.” – Rosa Parks
25. “You spend your whole lifetime in your occupation, actually making life clever, easy and convenient for white people. However, if your transportation is required to return home you will be denied equal accommodation. Our existence was for the white man’s comfort and well-being; we had to accept being deprived of just being human.” – Rosa Parks
26. “At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was like every other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.” – Rosa Parks
27. “The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute accepts people of any race. We don’t discriminate against anyone. People are taught to achieve their full potential. I set examples by the way I lead my life.” – Rosa Parks
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