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Martin Luther King Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s quotes
Martin Luther King Jr.'s 4 speeches
"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."
"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."
"I just want to do God's will."
"I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law."
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
Life & Death
"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well."
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"Injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured."
"It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society."
"It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
"Nothing pains some people more than having to think."
"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"Our nettlesome task is to discover how to organize our strength into compelling power."
"Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism."
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
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