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“We must substitute courage for caution.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws. (from "Rediscovering Lost Values")”

Martin Luther King Jr

“We must either learn to live together as brothers, or we are going to die together as fools.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“On the parable of the Good Samaritan: "I imagine that the first question the priest and Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But by the very nature of his concern, the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“It is precisely this collision of immoral power with powerless morality which constitutes the major crisis of our times.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Hate is just as injurious to the hater as it is to the hated. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Many of our inner conflicts are rooted in hate. This is why the psychiatrists say, "Love or perish." Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“no labor is really menial unless you’re not getting adequate wages.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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

“Prima o poi arriva l'ora in cui bisogna prendere una posizione che non è né sicura, né conveniente, né popolare; ma bisogna prenderla, perché è giusta.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King Jr


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