Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.
Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)
Source: Strength to Love (1963)
Contributed by: Zaady
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it's right.
We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands.
Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?
Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Source: The Measure of the Man, 1958.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Source: "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in Why We Can't Wait, 1963.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
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