Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
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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.
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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.
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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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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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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.
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
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The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
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