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Powerful quote and art pairings that get us thinking

While words or images are their own can be uniquely compelling, together their potency is magnified. For this week’s blog, we’ve compiled our favourite art + quote pairings, featuring works from the Reimagining Human Rights project with Fine Acts. Learn more about this initiative here, or check out the full library or human rights artistic content here.

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus on the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” -the Dalai Lama

Art by Carla Orozco

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Art by Nuño González Rojo

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” -Hafiz of Shiraz

Art by Kokila B

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” -Aristotle

Art by Safwat Saleem for Fine Acts

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

Art by Safwat Saleem for Fine Acts

“Our world and our lives have become increasingly interdependent, so when our neighbour is harmed, it affects us too. Therefore we have to abandon outdated notions of 'them' and 'us' and think of our world much more in terms of a great 'US', a greater human family.” -the Dalai Lama

Art by Olga Mrozek for Fine Acts

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” -Desmond Tutu

Art by Cachetejack for Fine Acts

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela

Art by Ashwin Chacko

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” - Malala Yousafzai

Art by Cecilia Castelli

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything." -Albert Einstein

Art by Olga Mrozek for Fine Acts

“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” -Angela Davis

Art by Hust Wilson

“When 'I' replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness.” -Malcolm X

Art by Elsa Martino

“Justice is what love looks like in public.” -Cornel West

Art by Otto Pastias

View the full library of artistic human rights content here.

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