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Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)
US black civil rights leader & clergyman [more author details]
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A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.
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Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
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Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
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I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
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If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
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In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
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It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
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Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
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Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
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Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
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Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
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Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.
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Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
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The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
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Martin Luther King Jr., "Strength to Love"
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