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“Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Human beings with all their faults and strengths constitute the mechanism of a social movement. They must make mistakes and learn from them, make more mistakes and learn anew. They must taste defeat as well as success, and discover how to live with each. Time and action are the teachers.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The time is always right to do what’s right.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“You just have to take the first step , you don't have to see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Todo hombre debe decidir si caminará a la luz del altruismo creativo o en la oscuridad del egoísmo destructivo. Éste es el juicio. La pregunta más urgente, e ineludible, de la vida es: ¿Qué estás haciendo por los demás?”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of Heaven while ignoring the social conditions that cause men an Earthly hell.” 

Martin Luther King Jr

“I've seen too much hate to want to hate, myself.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I know that we will win. But I've come to believe we're integrating into a burning house. I'm afraid that America may be losing what moral vision she may have had …. And I'm afraid that even as we integrate, we are walking into a place that does not understand that this nation needs to be deeply concerned with the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Until we commit ourselves to ensuring that the underclass is given justice and opportunity, we will continue to perpetuate the anger and violence that tears at the soul of this nation.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The time has come for an all-out war against poverty. The rich nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for "the least of these".”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Whatever I was, I owed to my family and to all those who struggled with me. But my biggest debt I owed to my wife. She was the one who gave my life meaning. All I could pledge to her, and to all those millions, was that I would do all I could to justify the faith that she, and they, had in me. I would try more than ever to make my life one of which she, and they, could be proud. I would do in private that which I knew my public responsibility demanded.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“I guess one of the great agonies of life is that we are constantly trying to finish that which is unfinishable”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Martin Luther King Jr


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