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.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

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Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

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

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

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

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

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An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

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