Quotation Explorer - 'Protest'

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. - Abraham Lincoln
To sin in silence while others doth protest makes cowards out of men. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
Calamity with us, is made an excuse for doing wrong. With them, it is erected into a reason for their doing right. This is really the justice of rich to poor, and I protest against it because it is so. - Charles Dickens
Absurd laughter is a kind of protest against an absurd existence. - Meng Wang
And yet, protest it if we will,Some corner of the mind retainsThe medieval man, who stillKeeps watch upon those starry skeinsAnd drives us out of doors at nightTo gaze at anagrams of light. - Adrienne Rich
The new kind of music seems to create not from the heart but from the head. Its composers think rather than feel. They have not the capacity to make their works exalt - they meditate, protest, analyze, reason, calculate and brood, but they do not exalt. - Sergei Rachmaninoff
‎God remains silent so that men and women may speak, protest, and struggle. God remains silent so that people may really become people. When God is silent and men and women cry, God cries in solidarity with them but doesn't intervene. God waits for the shouts of protest. - Elsa Tamez
Though some may think there should be a separation between art/music and politics, it should be reinforced that art can be a form of nonviolent protest. - Eddie Vedder
I felt that I had done my duty. Nothing drove me now. I had run out of causes and was as close as I might ever be to peace. With all this behind me, I felt that if I had to die now, it was all right. I would not protest quite so loudly as I would have at any other time.
Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. - Howard Zinn
A protest against reality, either conscious or unconscious, active or passive, optimistic or pessimistic, always forms part of a really creative piece of work. - Trotsky
Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong. It is easier to admire hard work if you don't do it.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. - William Shakespeare
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But we do not merely protest; we make renewed demand for freedom in that vast kingdom of the human spirit where freedom has ever had the right to dwell:the expressing of thought to unstuffed ears; the dreaming of dreams by untwisted souls. - W.E.B. Du Bois
The war against the Canadian seal hunt is more than a protest. It is a crusade to bring harmony between the natural world and humanity. All of us who oppose it are dedicated to the protection of life and the abolition of cruelty. - Paul Watson
Crawling out of the flophouseI saw the mayor stealing my junkI doth protest, citizen's arrestNow my body's in his trunkWhere's the shadow government when you need it?Where's the shadow government?It's a bad, bad world! - They Might Be Giants
It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better. - John Steinbeck
What does it mean to protest suffering, as distinct from acknowledging it? - Sontag, Susan
Justice has a right to protest against injustice. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act. - The Talmud
To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. - Albert Camus
If peaceful protesting really worked, the need to peacefully protest would have subsided to almost zero a long time ago! Instead, the thing that has subsided to almost zero are the number of complaints filed against police officers that are actually upheld. - Steven Magee
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. - Elie Wiesel
You dance the troika in the opening of my veins and I only protest with a murmur. - Malak El Halabi
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