10 Inspirational Quotes for the Movement to Defend Dignity

Some days you just need an inspirational quote to motivate your passion to defend dignity, love, and family. Whether it’s a day you are on fire for the movement to end sexual exploitation, or a day when you are discouraged, reflecting on positive and encouraging thoughts always seems to make my day just a little brighter.

So, without further ado….

Here are 10 of my personal favorite inspirational quotes!


“Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me.”
– William Wilberforce


CS Lewis Hope

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
– C.S. Lewis



“I said ‘Somebody should do something about that.’ Then I realized I am somebody.”
– Lily Tomlin



“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”
– Leymah Gbowee



“If we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
– Lemony Snicket



“All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others.”
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu


we are what we repeatedly do. excellence then is not an act but a habit

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”
– Aristotle



“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
– Margaret Mead



“We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible…so we will do them anyway.”
– William Wilberforce
(Yes this is the 2nd quote from him…I couldn’t choose just one!)



“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
– Thomas A. Edison


I hope you’ve enjoyed these quotes as much as I have! We are in the midst of a very hopeful time. I am constantly inspired not only by the value of this work but also by the support given to NCOSE by you members of this movement. Thank you!

The Numbers


NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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