Cesar Chavez Quotes

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"[We believe that unions have always been about much more than the industries in which they operate.] The fight is never about grapes or lettuce, ... It is always about people." Cesar Chavez
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"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours." Cesar Chavez
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"Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?" Cesar Chavez
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"There's nothing good in there." Cesar Chavez
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"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures." Cesar Chavez
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American Activist    Contempt   

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"We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure." Cesar Chavez
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American Activist    Despair   

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"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him...The people who give you their food give you their heart." Cesar Chavez
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"We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation." Cesar Chavez
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American Activist    Cherish   

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"There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence." Cesar Chavez
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American Activist    Defeat   

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"Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers." Cesar Chavez
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American Activist    Character   

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"You are never strong enough that you don't need help." Cesar Chavez
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"Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves--and be free." Cesar Chavez
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"Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win." Cesar Chavez
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"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." Cesar Chavez
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"The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people." Cesar Chavez
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"Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers." Cesar Chavez
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"There's no turning back...We will win. We are winning because ours is a revolution of mind and heart..." Cesar Chavez
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". . . when the farm workers strike and their strike is successful, the employers go to Mexico and have unlimited, unrestricted use of illegal alien strikebreakers to break the strike. And, for over 30 years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has looked the other way and assisted in the strikebreaking. I do not remember one single instance in 30 years where the Immigration Service has removed strikebreakers. . . .The employers use professional smugglers to recruit and transport human contraband across the Mexican border for the specific act of strikebreaking . . ." Cesar Chavez
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"There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance." Cesar Chavez
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American Activist    Hard   

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"From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength." Cesar Chavez
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"In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence." Cesar Chavez
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