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“noncooperation with evil is just as much a moral duty as is cooperation with good.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“This is the unusual thing about nonviolence -- nobody is defeated, everybody shares in the victory.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“It is simply my way of saying that I would rather be a man of conviction than a man of conformity. Occasionally in life one develops a conviction so precious and meaningful that he will stand on it till the end. That is what I have found in nonviolence.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The Universe is on the side of Justice”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of a true education.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“My friends, we cannot win the respect of the white people of the South or elsewhere if we are willing to trade the future of our children for our personal safety or comfort. Moreover, we must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil. ... 'Put up thy sword.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. 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

“And you know, it's possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it's possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the Levite asked was, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Hate destroys the hater...”

Martin Luther King Jr

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“The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Our only hope lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King Jr


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