Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?'
The time is always right to do what is right.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
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.
If you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl, but keep moving forward!
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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.
Look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.
There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.
What are you doing for others?
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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