Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less
Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
The 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.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
When I wrote the song, The Way It Is, I wanted to move people to take a stand on civil rights in this country.
When I started graduate school I was interested in the culture of the Civil Rights Movement.
I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people.
We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
The Court today completes the process of converting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.
I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.
As a civil rights leader, Mrs. King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement.
The human rights community has focused very narrowly on political and civil rights for many decades, and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view.
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