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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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When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact...that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance; We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters... Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There's another reason why you should love your enemies, and that is because hate distorts the personality of the hater. We usually think of what hate does for the individual hated or the individuals hated or the groups hated. But it is even more tragic, it is even more ruinous and injurious to the individual who hates... For the person who hates, the true becomes false and the false becomes true. That's what hate does. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When you first name becomes nigger, your middle name becomes boy (however old you are), and your wife and mother are never given the respected title Mrs.; when you are harried by day and haunted by night by the fact that you are a Negro... when you are forever fighting a degenerating sense of nobodiness - then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I am convinced that the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness man has cosmic companionship. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation and nagging injustice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you to go on in spite of all. And so today I still have a dream. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It is historically and biologically true that there can be no birth and growth without birth and growing pains. Whenever there is the emergence of the new we confront the recalcitrance of the old. So the tensions which we witness in the world today are indicative of the fact that a new world order is being born and an old order is passing away. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Government action is not the whole answer to the present crisis, but it is an important partial answer. Morals cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. The law cannot make an employer love me, but it can keep him from refusing to hire me because of the color of my skin. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If a man hasn't discovered something that he would die for, he isn't fit to live. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody, that is far superior to the discords of war. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I would be misleading you if I made you feel that we could win a violent campaign. It's impractical even to think about it. The minute we start, we will end up getting many more people killed unnecessarily. Now, I'm ready to die myself. Many other committed people are ready to die. If you believe in something firmly, if you believe in it truly, if you believe it in your heart, you are willing to die for it, but I'm not going to advocate a method that brings about unnecessary death. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In order to be true to one's conscience and true to God, a righteous man has no alternative but to refuse to cooperate with an evil system. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I admire the good samaritan, but I don't want to be one.I don't want to spend my life picking up people by the side of the road after they have been beaten up and robbed.I want to change the Jericho road, so that everybody has an opportunity for a job, education, security, health. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I cannot forget that the Nobel Prize for Peace was also a commission - a commission to work harder than I had ever worked before for "the brotherhood of man". Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Never before have I written so long a letter. I'm afraid it is much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had been writing from a comfortable desk, but what else can one do when he is alone in a narrow jail cell, other than write long letters, think long thoughts, and pray long prayers? Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A man who hasn't found anything he'd die for doesn't deserve to live. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Every word and deed must contribute to an understanding with the enemy and release those vast reservoirs of goodwill which have been blocked by impenetrable walls of hate. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I think the first reason that we should love our enemies, and I think this was at the very center of Jesus' thinking, is this: that hate for hate only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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You cannot solve the problem by turning to communism, for communism is based on an ethical relativism and a metaphysical materialism that no Christian can accept. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must face the appalling fact that we have been betrayed by both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Don't let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There is a type of constructive nonviolent tension that is necessary for growth Martin Luther King, Jr.
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But by all means, keep moving. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There's something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Each one of us has the power to make others feel better or worse. Making others feel better is much more fun than making others feel worse. Making others feel better generally makes us feel better Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Music is the best consolation for a despaired man Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Freedom only comes through persistent revolt, through persistent agitation, through persistently rising up against the system of evil. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Is your heart right? If your heart isn't right, fix it up today. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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[W]e are the heirs of a past of rope, fire, and murder. I for one am not ashamed of this past. My shame is for those who became so inhuman that they could inflict this torture upon us. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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As television beamed the image of this extraordinary gathering across the border oceans, everyone who believed in man's capacity to better himself had a moment of inspiration and confidence in the future of the human race. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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As a teenager I had never been able to accept the fact of having to go to the back of a bus or sit in the segregated section of a train. The first time I had been seated behind a curtain in a dining car, I felt as if the curtain had been dropped on my selfhood. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We talk eloquently about our commitment to the principles of Christianity, and yet our lives are saturated with the practices of paganism. We proclaim our devotion to democracy, but we sadly practice the very opposite of the democratic creed.... This strange dichotomy, this agonizing gulf between the ought and the is, represents the tragic theme of man's earthly pilgrimage. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A world war - God forbid! - will leave only smoldering ashes as a mute testimony of a human race whose folly led inexorably to untimely death. Yet there are those who sincerely feel that disarmament is an evil and international negotiation is an abominable waste of time. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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But alas! Science cannot now rescue us, for even the scientist is lost in the terrible midnight of our age. Indeed, science gave us the very instruments that threaten to bring universal suicide. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It is a sad fact that because of comfort, complacency, a morbid fear of communism, and our proneness to adjust to injustice, the Western nations that initiated so much of the revolutionary spirit of the modern world have now become the arch-antirevolutionaries. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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War is the greatest plague that can afflict mankind... Any scourge is preferable to it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In Christ there is no East nor West. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must have our freedom now. We must have the right to vote. We must have equal protection of the law. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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He (Jesus) knew that the old eye-for-eye philosophy would leave everyone blind. He did not seek to overcome evil with evil. He overcame evil with good. Although crucified by hate, he responded with aggressive love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There's another reason why you should love your enemies, and that is because hate distorts the personality of the hater. We usually think of what hate does for the individual hated or the individuals hated or the groups hated. But it is even more tragic, it is even more ruinous and injurious to the individual who hates. ... For the person who hates, the true becomes false and the false becomes true. That's what hate does. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Nothing pains some people more than having to think Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In spite of the fact that the law of revenge solves no social problems, men continue to follow its disastrous leading. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The greatest pain is the pain of a new idea. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I would suffer all the humiliation, all the torture, the absolute ostracism and even death, to prevent violence Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Nothing degrades a man do more than the allowed stoop so low as to hate someone Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear; only love can do that. Hatred paralyzes life; love harmonies it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today - my own government. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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My obligation is to do the right thing. The rest is in God's hands. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.' Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Don't allow anybody to make you feel that you're nobody. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Power at its best is love implementing the demand of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Racial understanding is not something we find, but something that we must create. Through education, we seek to change attitudes. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The thing that we need in the world today is a group of men and women who will stand up for right and to be opposed to wrong, wherever it is. A group of people who have come to see that some things are wrong, whether they're never caught up with. And some things are right, whether nobody sees you doing them or not. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. ... We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or to feel remorse for this shameful episode. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere. 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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