Power and struggle

“If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitationâ┚¬Â¦want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many watersâ┚¬Â¦. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” — Frederick Douglass

“Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.” — Saul Alinsky