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Martin Luther King Jr.

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"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan." 4.3 avg (10 votes)
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." Charity 3.9 avg (7 votes)
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Charity 4.3 avg (9 votes)
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Faith 4.4 avg (23 votes)
"A right delayed is a right denied." Freedom 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." Freedom 4.5 avg (17 votes)
"From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring. But not only that: Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi." Freedom 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Friendship 4.9 avg (114 votes)
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend." Friendship, Love 4.6 avg (20 votes)
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." God 3.1 avg (9 votes)
"I just want to do God's will." God 4.2 avg (12 votes)
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." Hope 4.5 avg (39 votes)
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Justice 4.6 avg (63 votes)
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice." Justice, War & Peace 4.6 avg (32 votes)
"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." Justice 3.9 avg (11 votes)
"An individual who breaks a law that 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 the law." Laws 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." Life & Death 4.1 avg (23 votes)
"There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth." Life & Death 3.6 avg (7 votes)
"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." Love 4.5 avg (24 votes)
"Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Love 4.7 avg (36 votes)

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