It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
Daily Archives: May 6, 2011
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.
We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular.
We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.