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Martin Luther King Jr.

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"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Friendship 4.9 avg (114 votes)
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Race 4.8 avg (56 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)
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (38 votes)
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (85 votes)
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Virtue 4.7 avg (74 votes)
"Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Love 4.7 avg (36 votes)
"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions." Thinking 4.7 avg (12 votes)
"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." Work 4.6 avg (42 votes)
"A riot is the language of the unheard." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Justice 4.6 avg (63 votes)
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." War & Peace 4.6 avg (16 votes)
"True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice." Justice, War & Peace 4.6 avg (32 votes)
"Nothing pains some people more than having to think." Thinking 4.6 avg (13 votes)
"Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love." Race 4.6 avg (31 votes)
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." Morality, Science 4.6 avg (23 votes)
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is a permanent attitude." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend." Friendship, Love 4.6 avg (20 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)
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." Freedom 4.5 avg (17 votes)

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