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Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

The people are the only ones capable of transforming society. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

This world's not going to change unless we're willing to change ourselves. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

The indigenous peoples never had, and still do not have, the place that they should have occupied in the progress and benefits of science and technology, although they represented an important basis for this development. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

To be a light to others you will need a good dose of the spiritual life. Because as my mother used to say, if you are in a good place, then you can help others; but if you're not well, then go look for somebody who is in a good place who can help you. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

No less characteristic in a democracy is social justice. This demands a solution to the frightening indexes of infant mortality, of malnutrition, lack of education illiteracy, wages not sufficient to sustain life — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Only those of us who carry our cause in our hearts are willing to run the risks. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

I think that nonviolence is one way of saying that there are other ways to solve problems, not only through weapons and war. Nonviolence also means the recognition that the person on one side of the trench and the person on the other side of the trench are both human beings, with the same faculties. At some point they have to begin to understand one another. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

This is why Indians are thought to be stupid. They can't think, they don't know anything, they say. But we have hidden our identity because we needed to resist, we wanted to protect what governments have wanted to take away from us. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

I would get up in the morning and I would say, "How am I going to bother them today?" — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

We say no to the peace that keeps us on our knees, no to the peace that keeps us in chains, no to the false peace that denies the values and contributions of our peoples. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

The priests say the new dawn will be like the rain that fertilizes the soil before we begin to plant our corn. It will renew the natural cycle of life. The Mayan people will once again flourish. I believe in this very strongly. The holy men say we are entering a period of clarity. We are rediscovering our Mayan values. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Not even anthropologists or intellectuals, no matter how many books they have, can find out all our secrets. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Together we can build the people's Church, a true Church. Not just a hierarchy, or a building, but a real change inside people. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

We can only love a person who eats what we eat. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

There is not one world for man and one for animals, they are part of the same one and lead parallel lives. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

We have learned that change cannot come through war. War is not a feasible tool to use in fighting against the oppression we face. War has caused more problems. We cannot embrace that path. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Unless a religion springs from within the people themselves, it is a weapon of the system. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

It doesn't mean that I reject everything because I know that things come in their time and when you do things calmly, they work much better. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Instead of giving a rifle to somebody, build a school; instead of giving a rifle, build a community with adequate services. Instead of giving a rifle, develop an educational system that is not about conflict and violence, but one that promotes respect for values, for life, and respect for one's elders. This requires a huge investment. Yet if we can invest in a different vision of peaceful coexistence, I think we can change the world, because every problem has a nonviolent answer. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

The Bible has been used as a way of making us accept our situation, and not to bring enlightenment to the poor. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

When you are convinced your cause is just, you fight for it. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

It is not possible to conceive a democratic Guatemala, free and independent, without the indigenous identity shaping its character into all aspects of national existence. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

What I treasure most in life is being able to dream.
During my most difficult moments and complex situations
I have been able to dream of a more beautiful future. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Daniel J. Flynn

Like the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, postmodernism seeks to institutionalize dishonesty as a legitimate school of thought. The idea of truth as the ultimate goal of the intellectual is discarded. In its place, scholars are asked to pursue political objectives
so long as those political objectives are the 'correct' ones. Postmodernism is not fringe within the community of scholars. It is central. This tells us a great deal about the life of the mind today. Peruse any university course catalogue, and you find names like Foucault, Derrida, and Barthes. Scour the footnotes of scholarly books and journals and a similar story unfolds. With the primacy of philosophies
postmodernism, Critical Theory, and even the right-leaning Straussianism
that exalt dishonesty in the service of supposedly noble causes, is it at all surprising that liars like Alfred Kinsey, Rigoberta Menchu, Alger Hiss, and Margaret Sanger have achieved a venerated status among the intellectuals? — Daniel J. Flynn

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Our reality teaches us that, as Christians, we must create a Church of the poor, that we don't need a Church imposed from outside which knows nothing of hunger. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

I wasn't the only orphan in Guatemala. There are many others, and it's not my grief alone, it's the grief of a whole people. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

I resolutely believe that respect for diversity is a fundamental pillar in the eradication of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. There is no excuse for evading the responsibility of finding the most suitable path toward the elimination of any expression of discrimination against indigenous peoples. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Let there be freedom for the Indians, wherever they may be in the American Continent or elsewhere in the world, because while they are alive, a glow of hope will be alive as well as a true concept of life. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

I am like a drop of water on a rock. After drip, drip, dripping in the same place, I begin to leave a mark, and I leave my mark in many people's hearts. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples. — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

I wish that a conscious sense of peace and a feeling of human solidarity would develop in all peoples ... — Rigoberta Menchu

Menchu Quotes By Rigoberta Menchu

I feel a deep emotion and pride for the honor of having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1992. — Rigoberta Menchu