I feel that segregation is totally unchristian, and that it is against everything the Christian religion stands for.Martin Luther King Jr.In his letter to Sally Canada, on 19 September 1956. As quoted in The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr (1992), by Carson & Holloran, Volumes 2-3, p. 373.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.Martin Luther King Jr.Attributed, collected in The Words of Martin Luther King.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from Birmingham jail, Alabama,16 April 1963.
If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.Martin Luther King Jr."Keep Moving from this Mountain" – Founders Day Address at the Sisters Chapel, Spelman College (11 April 1960)
He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.Martin Luther King Jr.Strides Towards Freedom (1958)
If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.Martin Luther King Jr.Speech in Detroit, 23 June 1963.
I have a dream that one day the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.Martin Luther King Jr.Speech at the Lincoln Memorial, 28 Aug 1963, during the March on Washington.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred [nor] allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence.Martin Luther King Jr.Speech at the Lincoln Memorial, 28 Aug 1963, during the March on Washington.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.Martin Luther King Jr.In a 1955 response to an accusation that he was "disturbing the peace" by his activism during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, as quoted in Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr (1982) by Stephen B. Oates
Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.Martin Luther King Jr.See also: Tracking Down Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words on Health Care by The Huffington Post's Amanda Moore on August 18, 2013.
Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.Martin Luther King Jr."Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution", an address at the Episcopal National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (31 March 1968)
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.Martin Luther King Jr.Strength to Love (1963), Last paragraph of section III of Antidotes for fear, page 122.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.Martin Luther King Jr.Strength to Love, pt. 4, ch. 3 (1963)
Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.Martin Luther King Jr.May 1965 speech to the Negro American Labor Council. Quoted in Thomas F. Jackson, From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice. (2009, p. 230).
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.Martin Luther King Jr."Transformed nonconformist", a sermon (1954)
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.Martin Luther King Jr.Speech at Cornell College, Mt Vernon, Iowa. Reported in the Wall Street Journal, 13 November 1962
The greatness of our God lies in the fact that He is both tough minded and tenderhearted.Martin Luther King Jr.Strength to Love, Ch. 1: "A tough mind and a tender heart"
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