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If You Need Inspiration, Read And Remember These Uplifting And Powerful Quotes By Cesar Chavez

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Although Cesar Chávez passed away on April 23, 1993, he is still remembered till this day for his work as a union leader and activist in the 1960s.

Here are 23 powerful Cesar Chávez Quotes that highlight the huge motivation he had for social change, along with the significance he placed on selflessness and non-violent protest.

These first five quotes show the level to which Chávez pushed for social change.

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“Social change is permanent.”

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“Students are a valuable part of any revolution.”

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“Persistence is necessary to achieve a dream.”

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“We have to be able to draw strength from unexpected places.”

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“The only way to go is forward.”

The following six quotes by Chávez highlight the importance he placed on unity and collaboration.

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“Action is the most important response.”

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“Collaboration can be born from a common need.”

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“Unity is unconquerable.”

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“Never fear asking for help.”

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“An organization should never lose purpose.”

As seen in the next five quotes, Chávez was also huge on helping other communities outside of your own, even if the issues did not affect you or your family directly.

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“Intersectionality is key to winning any fight.”

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It is crucial to help others in need.

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15. Love is greater than hate.

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“All cultures can exist together.”

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“History will always remember the one who cared for the poor.”

The following three quotes focus particularly on Chavez’s fight for farmworker’s rights, which is what he is highly recognized for.

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“Why do those that provide for us have nothing for themselves?”

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“Never lose sight of what the fight is for.”

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Last but not least, here are three final quotes by Chávez that highlight the importance he placed on his strategy of non-violent protest.

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“Non-violence takes more diligence.”

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“Never equate non-violence with inaction.”

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“Non-violence starts with shedding humiliating tasks.”

Which quote by Cesar Chávez inspires you the most?


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