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Martin Luther King Jr.

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"A lie cannot live." Truth & Lies 3.5 avg (13 votes)
"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)
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." Politics 4.1 avg (15 votes)
"A right delayed is a right denied." Freedom 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"A riot is the language of the unheard." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Work 4.3 avg (7 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)
"Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson etched across the pages of history the majestic words of the Declaration of Independence, we were here. If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail." Race 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right." Morality 4.8 avg (71 votes)
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." Miscellaneous 4.1 avg (9 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)
"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)
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." God 3.1 avg (9 votes)
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Faith 4.4 avg (23 votes)
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is a permanent attitude." Miscellaneous 4.6 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)
"Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk." War & Peace 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Love 4.7 avg (36 votes)
"I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good." Morality 4.2 avg (6 votes)

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