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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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An individual has not begun to live until he can rise above the narrow horizons of his particular individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. And this is one of the big problems of life, that so many people never quite get to the point of rising above self. And so they end up the tragic victims of self-centeredness. They end up the victims of distorted and disrupted personality. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Christians who engaged in infamous persecutions and shameful inquisitions were not evil men but misguided men. The churchmen who felt they had an edict from God to withstand the progress of science, whether in the form of a Copernican revolution or a Darwinian theory of natural selection, were not mischievous men but misinformed men. And so Christ's words from the cross are written in sharp-edged terms across some of the most inexpressible tragedies of history: 'They know not what they do'. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The potential beauty of human life is constantly made ugly by man's ever-recurring song of retaliation. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream - a dream yet unfulfilled. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our beloved nation to a higher destiny. To a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In a world facing the revolt of ragged and hungry masses of God's children; in a world torn between the tensions of East and West, white and colored, individuals and collectivists; in a world whose cultural and spiritual power lags so far behind her technological capabilities that we live each day on the verge of nuclear co-annihilation; in this world, nonviolence is no longer an option for intellectual analysis, it is an imperative for action Martin Luther King, Jr.
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With all of its false assumptions and evil methods, communism grew as a protest against the hardships of the underprivileged. Communism in theory emphasized a classless society, and a concern for social justice, though the world knows from sad experience that in practice it created new classes and a new lexicon of injustice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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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.
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Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideals hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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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. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Returning hate for hate multiplies hate... Martin Luther King, Jr.
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My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Segregation...not only harms one physically but injures one spiritually...It scars the soul...It is a system which forever stares the segregated in the face, saying 'You are less than...'You are not equal to...' Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I've been to the Mountaintop Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Life's piano can only produce melodies of brotherhood (and sisterhood) when it is recognized that the black keys are as basic, necessary and beautiful as the white keys. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We stand in life at midnight; we are always at the threshold of a new dawn. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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To be Negro in America is to hope against hope. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I also came to see that liberalism's superficial optimism concerning human nature caused it to overlook the fact that reason is darkened by sin. The more I thought about human nature the more I saw how our tragic inclination for sin causes us to use our minds to rationalize our actions. Liberalism failed to see that reason by itself is little more than an instrument to justify man's defensive ways of thinking. Reason, devoid of the purifying power of faith, can never free itself from distortions and rationalizations.... Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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[I]t must be emphasized that nonviolent resistance is not a method for cowards; it does resist. If one uses this method because he is afraid or merely because he lacks the instruments of violence, he is not truly nonviolent. This is why Gandhi often said that if cowardice is the only alternative to violence, it is better to fight. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Will we march only to the music of time, or will we, risking criticism and abuse, march to the soul-saving music of eternity? Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Black Power alone is no more insurance against social injustice than white power. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We were all involved in the death of John Kennedy. We tolerated hate; we tolerated the sick stimulation of violence in all walks of life; and we tolerated the differential application of law, which said that a man's life was sacred only if we agreed with his views. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Millions of citizens are deeply disturbed that the military-industrial complex too often shapes national policy, but they do not want to be considered unpatriotic. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Let us say boldly, that if the total slum violations of law by the white man over the years were calculated and compared with the lawbreaking of a few days of riots, the hardened criminal would be the white man. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force, but the destructive power of modern weapons eliminates even the possibility that war may serve as a negative good. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There is nothing more tragic in all the world than to know right and not to do it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can't ride your back unless it is bent Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must work passionately and unrelentingly for the goal of freedom, but we must be sure that our hands are clean in the struggle. We must never struggle with falsehood, hate, or malice. We must never become bitter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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These are the times for real choices and not false ones. We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line if our nation is to survive its own folly. Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers and sisters. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I think that my strong determination for justice comes from the very strong, dynamic personality of my father ... I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father ... The thing that I admire most about my dad is his genuine Christian character. He is a man of real integrity, deeply committed to moral and ethical principles. He is conscientious in all of his undertakings ... If I had a problem I could always call Daddy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must in strength and humility meet hate with love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Man must never be treated as a means to the end of the state, but always as an end within himself. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Now let me say that the next thing we must be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and good will toward men is the nonviolent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life. Every man is somebody because he is a child of God. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, we will know that we are living in the creative turmoil of a genuine civilization struggling to be born. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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And one day we must ask the question, "Why are there forty million poor people in America?" And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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You know my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The real problem is that through our scientific genius we've made of the world a neighborhood, but through our moral and spiritual genius we've failed to make of it a brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It may be true that the law cannot change the heart but it can restrain the heartless. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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While the question of who killed President Kennedy is important, the question 'what killed him' is more important. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The SILENCE of the good people is more DANGEROUS than the BRUTALITY of the bad people Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Power is the ability to achieve purpose. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but the existence of justice for all people. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The labor movement was the principal force that transforme-d misery and despair into hope and progress. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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