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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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"I have a dream that one day the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."

"It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it."

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation."

"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."

"We have guided missiles and misguided men."

"We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace."

"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."
War

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
Death

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
Science

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

"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."

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Faith

"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?""

"The time is always right to do what is right."

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