Inspiring Quotes by Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an American civil rights activist who is best known for her refusal to give up her seat to a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Her act of defiance became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Here are some of her inspiring quotes.


  1. “I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”
  2. “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.”
  3. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.”
  4. “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.”
  5. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
  6. “I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear entrance to board. I was not allowed to do so. I had been arrested for refusing to change my seat on the bus, which was a small part of the total effort to end segregation in public transportation.”
  7. “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
  10. “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.”

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These quotes by Rosa Parks serve as a reminder of the importance of standing up for what is right, even in the face of fear and adversity. Her bravery and perseverance continue to inspire people all around the world to fight for equality and justice.