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What is to be Done? Struggle

Apartheid Occupied Palestine

I.F. Stone «The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. In order for somebody to win an important, major fight 100 years hence, a lot of other people have got to be willing -- for the sheer fun and joy of it -- to go right ahead and fight, knowing you're going to lose. You mustn't feel like a martyr. You've got to enjoy it.»
Howard Zinn – «People think there must be some magical tactic, beyond the traditional ones -- protests, demonstrations, vigils, civil disobedience -- but there is no magical panacea, only persistence.»
Noam Chomsky – «There are no magic answers, no miraculous methods to overcome the problems we face, just the familiar ones: honest search for understanding, education, organization, action that raises the cost of state violence for its perpetrators or that lays the basis for institutional change -- and the kind of commitment that will persist despite the temptations of disillusionment, despite many failures and only limited successes, inspired by the hope of a brighter future.»

Sam Smith – «Those who think history has left us helpless should recall the abolitionist of 1830, the feminist of 1870, the labor organizer of 1890, and the gay or lesbian writer of 1910. They, like us, did not get to choose their time in history but they, like us, did get to choose what they did with it. Knowing what we know now about how these things turned out, but also knowing how long it took, would we have been abolitionists in 1830, or feminists in 1870, and so on?»

Winston Churchill «Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.»

Orison Swett Marden «Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.»

Woody Allen «Eighty percent of success is showing up.»
Mohandas Gandhi «You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.»

Martin Luther King, Jr. – «We shall overcome because the arc of a moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. We shall overcome because Carlyle is right - no lie can live forever. We shall overcome because William Cullen Bryant is right - truth crushed to earth will rise again. We shall overcome because James Russel Lowell is right - 'truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne, yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the demon known, stands a God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.» – , Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution, 31 March 1968

Mural in Paris 1968 – «The future will only contain what we put into it now»