No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)
Source: Speech Washington, D.C., 28 August 1963.
Contributed by: Zaady
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
The arm of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.
Morality cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.
Source: Strength to Love, 1963.
The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
Source: Address at Lincoln Memorial during March on Washington, 28 Aug 63.
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
Source: Strength to Love (1963)
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Source: Strength to Love
In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
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.
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