Martin Luther King Speaks
"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 a friend."
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
"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."
"Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live."
"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."
Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at February 4, 2017 07:21 PM
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