"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"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
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about
things that matter."
"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
"Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity,
while one wise man forgets himself into immortality."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish
together as fools."
hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are
dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."
believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in
reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice
church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of
popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of
in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious
submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he
isn't fit to live."
scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and
ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and
convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
"Now, I say to
you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and
tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American
dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the
true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all
men are created equal.'"