“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, 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.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
“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.”
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
“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.”
“The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.”
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”