Cesar Chavez Quotes

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Cesar Chavez Quotes

When poor people get involved in a long conflict, such as a strike or a civil rights drive, and the pressure increases each day, there is a deep need for spiritual advice. Without it, we see families crumble, leadership weaken, and hard workers grow tired.
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We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.

— Cesar Chavez

A symbol is an important thing. That is why we chose an Aztec eagle. It gives pride ... When people see it they know it means dignity.

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If you're not frightened that you might fail, you'll never do the job. If you're frightened, you'll work like crazy.

— Cesar Chavez

What I do shows people what kind of person I am.

— Cesar Chavez

The strike and the boycott, they have cost us much. What they have not paid us in wages, better working conditions, and new contracts, they have paid us in self-respect and human dignity.

— Cesar Chavez

Farm workers everywhere are angry and worried that we cannot win without violence. We have proved it before through persistence, hard work, faith and willingness to sacrifice. We can win and keep our own self-respect and build a great union that will secure the spirit of all people if we do it through a re-dedication and re-commitment to the struggle for justice through non-violence.

— Cesar Chavez

Non-violence has suffered its biggest defeat in the hands of people who most want to talk about it.

— Cesar Chavez

I'm not going to ask for anything unless the workers want it. If they want it, they'll ask for it.

— Cesar Chavez

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