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We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill-will.
The time is always right to do what is right.
I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But Im not concerned about that now. I just want to do Gods will. And Hes allowed me to go up to the mountain. And Ive looked over, and Ive seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
Free at last, free at lastThank God almightyWe are free at last
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. 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. I have a dream today.
Let us therefore continue our triumphal march to the realization of the American dream. for all of us today, the battle is in our hands. The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one. There are no broad highways that lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions. We are still in for the season of suffering. How long? Not long. Because no lie can live forever. our God is marching on.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: -- we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
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 hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
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.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

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