Cesar Chavez would have been 86 years old today and in recent years, he has emerged as an icon for the immigration reform movement. But before that, he was a farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist. Google recognized his significance by featuring him on their homepage, something they only do on major occasions.
The anniversary of his birthday has become Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas. Here are ten quotes, from among those spotlighted by the United Farm Workers, the organization he co-founded along with Dolores Huerta: