To inspire hope, you have to have hope yourself.

Fred Ross, Axioms for Organizers

The duty of the organizer is to provide people with the opportunity to work for what they believe in.

Fred Ross, Axioms for Organizers

We educate people in order to organize them. We don’t organize people in order to educate them.

Fred Ross, Axioms for Organizers

Don’t waste time fighting the competition; use that time to fight the issues and win and that will take care of the competition.

Fred Ross, Axioms for Organizers

An organizer is a leader who does not lead but gets behind the people and pushes.

Fred Ross, Axioms for Organizers

If you think you can do it for people, you’ve stopped understanding what it means to be an organizer.

Fred Ross, Axioms for Organizers

Organizing isn’t a job done once and done with. If organizers don’t renew their efforts every day of their lives, then only the grasping and greedy people remain active.

Fred Ross, Axioms for Organizers