Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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.
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.
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The time is always right to do what is right.
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.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.