Top 30 John Lewis Quotes To Stand For What Is Right

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John Lewis was an American. He was a civil rights activist and a politician. He was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr to speak out against the ill treatment of the blacks and to fight for their rights. Here are some of his quotes that will inspire you to stand for what is right.

Inspiring John Lewis Quotes

“I say to people today, ‘You must be prepared if you believe in something. If you believe in something, you have to go for it. As individuals, we may not live to see the end.” – John Lewis

“You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way… to get in the way.” – John Lewis

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” – John Lewis

John Lewis Quotes

“I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in the way. To find a way to get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.” – John Lewis

“It was not enough to come and listen to a great sermon or message every Sunday morning and be confined to those four walls and those four corners. You had to get out and do something.” – John Lewis

“We need some creative tension; people crying out for the things they want.”

– John Lewis Quotes

“Rosa Parks inspired me to find a way to get in the way, to get in trouble… good trouble, necessary trouble.” – John Lewis

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“What I try to tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and it’s grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossible possible.” – John Lewis

“Some of us gave a little blood for the right to participate in the democratic process.” – John Lewis

“There’s nothing wrong with a little agitation for what’s right or what’s fair.” – John Lewis

“Too many people struggled, suffered, and died to make it possible for every American to exercise their right to vote.” – John Lewis

“Following the teaching of Gandhi and Thoreau, Dr. King, it set me on a path. And I never looked back.”

– John Lewis

“You have to tell the whole truth, the good and the bad, maybe some things that are uncomfortable for some people.” – John Lewis

“The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. made me very, very sad, and I mourned and I cried like many of our citizens did.” – John Lewis

“Never become bitter, and in the process, be happy and just go for it.” – John Lewis

John Lewis quotes

“I really believe that all of us, as Americans… we all need to be treated like fellow human beings.” – John Lewis

“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.” – John Lewis

“Too many of us still believe our differences define us.”

– John Lewis

“I believe race is too heavy a burden to carry into the 21st century. It’s time to lay it down. We all came here in different ships, but now we’re all in the same boat.” – John Lewis

“We are one people; we are only family. And when we finally accept these truths, then we will be able to fulfill Dr. King’s dream to build a beloved community, a nation, and a world at peace with itself.” – John Lewis

“We’re one people, and we all live in the same house. Not the American house, but the world house.” – John Lewis

“The scars and stains of racism are still deeply embedded in the American society.” – John Lewis

“Sometimes I feel like crying, tears of happiness, tears of joy, to see the distance we’ve come and the progress we’ve made.” – John Lewis

“Sometimes I hear people saying, ‘Nothing has changed.’ Come and walk in my shoes.”

– John Lewis quotes

“The government, both state and federal, has a duty to be reasonable and accommodating.” – John Lewis

“To make it hard, to make it difficult, almost impossible for people to cast a vote is not in keeping with the democratic process.” – John Lewis

“The vote controls everything that you do.” – John Lewis

Job Lewis Quotes

“The vote is precious. It’s almost sacred, so go out and vote like you never voted before.” – John Lewis

“It’s a shame and a disgrace that so few people take part in the political process.” – John Lewis

“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.” – John Lewis

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