Top 10 Rosa Parks Quotes

Rosa Parks(1913-2005) was a civil rights activist, and best known for her sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks, who was sitting in the “colored section” of a Montgomery bus, refused to give up her seat to a white person just because the white seats were filled.

Here are some of Rosa Park’s top ten greatest quotes:


Stand up for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s might oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.


Each person must live their life as a model for others. 


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.


I believe there is only one race – the human race.


To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.


Without vision, people perish, and without courage and inspiration dreams die.


You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.


One person can change the world. 


Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.


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

Thank you Rosa Parks!

Interesting Rosa Parks Facts:

  • She was known as “the first lady of civil rights.”
  • The same bus driver gave her problems twelve years before 1955, telling her to reenter the bus through the back.
  • She received the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • She also fought for women’s rights.

What are some of your favorite Rosa Park quotes or facts? Thank you, and carpe omnia!




Photo Credit: Ebony Magazine via Wikimedia Commons.

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