Best Quotes Of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Quotes



I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.
Rosa Parks

Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.
Rosa Parks

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

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
Rosa Parks

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.
Rosa Parks

I had given up my seat before, but this day, I was especially tired. Tired from my work as a seamstress, and tired from the ache in my heart.
Rosa Parks

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
Rosa Parks

I talked and talked of everything I know about the white man's inhuman treatment of the Negro. 
Rosa Parks

God has always given me the strength to say what is right. 
Rosa Parks

I don't think well of people who are prejudiced against people because of race. The only way for prejudiced people to change is for them to decide for themselves that all human beings should be treated fairly. We can't force them to think that way. 
Rosa Parks

I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying. 
Rosa Parks

Whites would accuse you of causing trouble when all you were doing was acting like a normal human being instead of cringing. 
Rosa Parks

It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working. Rosa Parks

The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute accepts people of any race. We don't discriminate against anyone. We teach people to reach their highest potential. I set examples by the way I lead my life. 
Rosa Parks 

There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take... The line between reason and madness grows thinner. 
Rosa Parks

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. 
Rosa Parks


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