Man must evolve for all human conflict a method
which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation
of such a method is love. Martin Luther King Jr.
Even though I have never had an abrupt conversion experience,
religion has been real to me and closely knitted to life. In
fact the two cannot be separated; religion for me is life. Martin Luther King, Jr. An Autobiography of Religious Development,
The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas
and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that
transformed the mores of society. Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it
can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important. Martin Luther King Jr. Wall Street Journal, Nov 1962.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things
that matter. Martin Luther King Jr.
Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between
injustice and immorality. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while
one wise man forgets himself into immortality. Martin Luther King Jr.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together
as fools. Martin Luther King Jr.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong,
you cannot be too conservative. Martin Luther King Jr.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined
nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love, 1963.
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns
those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore,
brothers. Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love, 1963.
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral
questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression
and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind
must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge,
aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method
is love. Martin Luther King Jr. December 11, 1964.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance
and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love, 1963.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have
guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love, 1963.
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. Martin Luther King Jr. Strength to Love, 1963.
We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like
fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together
as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind
nor serenity of spirit. Martin Luther King, Jr. Strength to Love, 1963.
The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is
socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at
the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they
had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume
the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for
us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate
abolition of poverty. Martin Luther King, Jr. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?,