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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Kailash Satyarthi on dream, beauty, child, school, world, violence, slavery, and humanity.

18 Kailash Satyarthi Quotes That Teach You To Believe In Yourself

Famous As: Child Rights Activist

Born On: January 11, 1954

Born In: Vidisha, India

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights activist. Recipient of the ‘Nobel Peace Prize,’ he is the founder of ‘GoodWeave International,’ ‘Global Campaign for Education,’ ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan,’ ‘Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation,’ and ‘Global March Against Child Labour.’ He has also been a member of the ‘United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’ (UNESCO) with the aim of providing ‘Education for All.’ We bring to you a treasure trove of enlightening and insightful quotes and sayings by Kailash Satyarthi, which have been curated from his public utterances, conferences, interviews, writings, etc. Let us browse through this collection of noteworthy quotes and thoughts by Kailash Satyarthi on parents, responsibility, political-will, solutions, slave-labor, childhood, children, courage, simplicity, poverty, values, and silence.

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We adults, our policies, our ways of governance, are responsible for poverty, not the children.

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There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children.

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India has hundreds of problems and millions of solutions.

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If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery.

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I think of it all as a test. This is a moral examination that one has to pass... to stand up against such social evils.

Kailash Satyarthi

I refuse to accept that the world is so poor, when just one week of global spending on armies is enough to bring all of our children into classrooms.

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I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom.

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I am thankful to the Nobel committee for recognising the plight of millions of children who are suffering in this modern age

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I am really honoured but if the prize had gone to Mahatma Gandhi before me I would have been more honoured

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For centuries, we were taught that anger is bad. Our parents, teachers, priests, everyone taught us how to control and suppress our anger. But I ask: why can't we convert our anger for the larger good of society?

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Equity is compromised due to the privatisation of education. Education has become a commodity. Those who can afford to buy it, buy it, and those who can sell it make money out of it

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During the past few years North East India has emerged as one of the biggest destinations for child trafficking.

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Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful.

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Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth and other social problems.

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A lot of work still remains but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime.

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First of all, everyone must acknowledge and feel that child slavery still exists in the world, in its ugliest face and form. And this is an evil, which is crime against humanity, which is intolerable, which is unacceptable and which must go. That sense of recognition must be developed first of all. And secondly there is a need of higher amounts of political will. There is a need of higher amount of corporate engagement, and the engagement of the public towards it. So, everybody has a responsibility to save and protect the children on this planet.

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My philosophy is that I am a friend of the children. I don't think anyone should see them as pitiable subjects or charity. That is old people's rhetoric. People often relate childish behaviour to stupidity or foolishness. This mindset needs to change. I want to level the playing field where I can learn from the children. Something I can learn from children is transparency. They are innocent, straightforward, and have no biases. I relate children to simplicity and I think that my friendship with children has a much deeper meaning than others.

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We talk of globalization, and how much money is needed for the education of children in the world, their liberation and rehabilitation just $9 billion which is four days of military expense. Just four days. Nine billion dollars is nothing. But what Americans spent on ice cream just 20 percent of this. One fifth of what you spend on ice creams could bring the children out of the clutches of their masters and put them to school.

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