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#TellOxfam: What’s your favorite quote about social justice?

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Yesterday, we asked our supporters to tell us their favorite social justice quote. I was moved by the responses we received; there were some classics and some completely new. All together, we should have enough material to keep us inspired for a long time! Here are a few of your favorites:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.” – Wendell Berry

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“Greatness is telling the truth & being courageous in pursuit of justice. The worst thing you could tell young people is to be successful but become well-adjusted to an unjust status quo as opposed to being great & being maladjusted to an unjust status quo.” – Cornel West

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“Not all citizens can be equally strong; but they can all be equally free.” – Voltaire

Are there any of your favorites that aren’t on this list? Tell us, what words get you motivated to keep up the fight for social justice? Write them in the comments below!

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