Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
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