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Gentle words, quiet words, are after all the most powerful words. They are more convincing, more compelling, more prevailing.

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.
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.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
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.
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.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

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