Rosa Parks Quotes

Who was Rosa Parks?

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.

Born February 4, 1913
Died October 24, 2005
Aged 92 years old

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Best 11 Quotes by Rosa Parks

“Arrest me for sitting on a bus? You may do that.”

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I set examples by the way I lead my life.”

“I think it’s important to believe in yourself and when you feel like you have the right idea, to stay with it.”

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.”

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“People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

When asked to give up her seat on the bus in favor of a white person. Quotes


When asked to give up her seat on the bus in favor of a white person.

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