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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord! Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self-purification; and direct action. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers . Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I feel that segregation is totally unchristian, and that it is against everything the Christian religion stands for. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We know of no more crucial civil rights issue facing Congress today than the need to increase the federal minimum wage and extend its coverage. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Unfortunately, most of the major denominations still practice segregation in local churches, hospitals, schools, and other church institutions. It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning, the same hour when many are standing to sing: In Christ There Is No East Nor West. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Perhaps only his sense of humor and irony can save him when he hears the most powerful nation in the world speaking of his aggression as it drops thousands of bombs on a poor weak nation more than eight thousand miles away from its shores. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, and when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We are faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words "Too Late". Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his 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 law. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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By its very nature, hate destroys and tears down; by its very nature, love creates and builds up. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The darkness of racial injustice will be dispelled only by the light of forgiving love. For more that three centuries American Negroes have been frustrated by day and bewilderment by night by unbearable injustice, and burdened with the ugly weight of discrimination. Forced to live with these shameful conditions, we are tempted to become bitter and retaliate with a corresponding hate. But if this happens, the new order we seek will be little more than a duplicate of the old order. We must in strength and humility meet hate with love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Our children need our presence, not our presents. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Your truth will increase as you know listen to the truth of others Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Our generation will not have regretted both perverse crimes, and the eerie silence of the kind Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The United States is the largest exporter of violence in the world Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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But there is another way. And that is to organize mass non-violent resistance based on the principle of love. It seems to me that this is the only way as our eyes look to the future. As we look out across the years and across the generations, let us develop and move right here. We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men better. Love is the only way. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul. And here you come to the point that you love the individual who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does. This is what Jesus means when he says, "Love your enemy." This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Our age is one of guided missiles and unguided men. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"I criticize America because I love her. I want her to stand as a moral example to the world." Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race which no one can win to a positive contest to harness man's creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all of the nations of the world. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well' Martin Luther King, Jr.
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For you all think God is one who rewards good and punishes evil, but I say to you that God is one who loves you and has compassion for everyone. You just have to pray to Him and believe in Him. He will always be your guiding light. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Curtailment of free speech is rationalized on grounds that a more compelling American tradition forbids criticism of the government when the nation is at war... Nothing can be more destructive of our fundamental democratic traditions than the vicious effort to silence dissenters. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it, because John was right, God is love. He who hates does not know God, but he who has love has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Evil must be attacked by. . . the day to day assault of the battering rams of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It's not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn, so that you can earn, baby, earn. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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What affects one in a major way, affects all in a minor way. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World! Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The more there are riots, the more repressive actin will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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As long as there is poverty in the world I can never be rich, even if I have a billion dollars. As long as diseases are rampant and millions of people in this world cannot expect to live more than twenty-eight or thirty years, I can never be totally healthy even if I just got a good checkup at Mayo Clinic. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the way our world is made. No individual or nation can stand out boasting of being independent. We are interdependent. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you....Bomb our homes and threaten our children, and, as difficult as it is, we will still love you. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular hometown. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I would not hesitate to say that it is unfortunate that so-called demonstrations are taking place in Birmingham at this time, but I would say in more emphatic terms that it is even more unfortunate that the white power structure of this city left the Negro community with no other alternative. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Negro leaders sought to negotiate with the city fathers. But the political leaders consistently refused to engage in good-faith negotiation. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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As the weeks and months unfolded, we realized that we were the victims of a broken promise. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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For more than two centuries our foreparents labored here without wages; they made cotton king; and they built the homes of their masters in the midst of brutal injustice and shameful humiliation - and yet out of a bottomless vitality our people continue to thrive and develop. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Nonviolence is an imperative in order to bring about ultimate community. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Through nonviolent resistance the Negro will be able to rise to the noble height of opposing the unjust system while loving the perpetrators of the system. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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So when Jesus says "Love your enemies," he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The greatness of our God lies in the fact that [He] is both tough minded and tender hearted. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable . . . Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It is hardly a moral act to encourage others patiently to accept injustice which he himself does not endure. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There is something in the soul that cries out for freedom. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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No one is free until we are all free. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Every man is somebody because he is a child of God. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Capital punishment is against the best judgment of modern criminology and, above all, against the highest expression of love in the nature of God. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When any society says that I cannot marry a certain person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate, adding deeper darkness to a night that is already void of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Had it not been for the ministry of my good friend Dr. Billy Graham, my work in the civil rights movement would not have been as successful as it has been. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Worship is as natural to the human family as the sing of the sun is to the cosmic order. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half-truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, so must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Perhaps the worst sin in life is knowing right and not doing it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Injustice and corruption will never be transformed by keeping them hidden, but only by bringing them out into the light and confronting them with the power of love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There is such a thing as the freedom of exhaustion. Some people are so worn down by the yoke of oppression that they give up.... The oppressed must never allow the conscience of the oppressor to slumber.... To accept injustice or segregation passively is to say to the oppressor that his actions are morally right. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It was argued that the Negro was inferior by nature because of Noah's curse upon the children of Ham.... The greatest blasphemy of the whole ugly process was that the white man ended up making God his partner in the exploitation of the Negro. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The poor in our countries have been shut out of our minds and driven from the mainstream of our societies, because we have allowed them to become invisible. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Israel... is one of the great outpost of democracy in the world Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Be true to what you said on paper. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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