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“The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, men other-centered can build up I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive goodwill will proclaim the rule of the land.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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

“When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The question is not if 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

“Like anybody, I would like to have a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“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

“God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“We ain't what we oughta be. We ain't what we want to be. We ain't what we gonna be. But, thank God, we ain't what we was.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“noncooperation with evil is just as much a moral duty as is cooperation with good.”

Martin Luther King Jr


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