Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
I know why the caged bird sings.
What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.
How far you go in life depends on...
I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all.
Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionarys life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
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