Cesar Chavez

A Quote by Cesar Chavez on kindness, compassion, civilized, life, and nonviolence

Kindness and compassion towards all living beings is a mark of a civilized society.  Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bullfighting and rodeos are all cut from the same defective fabric: violence.  Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on despair, dignity, and strength

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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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on strength, despair, life, and endurance

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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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on education

The end of all education should surely be service to others.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Cesar Estrada Chavez on non-violence

The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on life, love, and meaning

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on suffering, miserable, prayer, service, struggle, justice, and world change

Show me the suffering of the most miserable;

So I will know my people's plight.

Free me to pray for others;

For you are present in every person.

Help me take responsibility for my own life;

So that I can be free at last.

Grant me courage to serve others;

For in service there is true life.

Give me honesty and patience;

So that the Spirit will be alive among us.

Let the Spirit flourish and grow;

So that we will never tire of the struggle.

Let us remember those who have died for justice;

For they have given us life.

Help us love even those who hate us;

So we can change the world

Amen

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on non-violence, justice, sacrifice, suffering, and farm workers

I undertook this Fast because my heart was filled with grief and pain for the sufferings of farm workers. The Fast was first for me and then for all of us in this Union. It was a Fast for non-violence and a call to sacrifice.

Our struggle is not easy. Those who oppose our cause are rich and powerful and they have many allies in high places. We are poor. Our allies are few. But we have something the rich do not own. We have our own bodies and spirits and the justice of our cause as our weapons.

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.

To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men!

Cesar Chavez

Source: Statement on ending of 21-day Fast, 1968

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez

You are never strong enough that you do not need help.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Cesar Chavez on honesty, kindness, life, and men

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are

Cesar Chavez

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