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A Quote by Melvin J. Ballard on control, corruption, destruction, intelligence, laws, nations, power, and self-control

No nation went into oblivion or was destroyed because it had bad laws, or because its statesmen were not intelligent, but because of INTERNAL CORRUPTION, and because they could not maintain the POWER OF SELF-CONTROL.

Melvin J. Ballard (1973 - 1939)

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A Quote by Maurice F. Strong on citizenship, country, energy, and nations

A citizen of an advanced industrialized nation consumes in six months the energy and raw materials that have to last the citizen of a developing country his entire lifetime.

Maurice F. Strong

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on genius, energy, nations, poetry, and spirit

Genius is mainly an affair of energy, and poetry is mainly an affair of genius; therefore a nation whose spirit is characterized by energy may well be imminent in poetry - and we have Shakespeare.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on eternity, freedom, god, nations, and sacred

We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on character, children, colors, contentment, day, dreams, judgment, and nations

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech, June 15, 1963, at civil rights demonstration, Washington, D.C.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on civilization, death, men, nations, and spirituality

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on children, christianity, constitution, day, democracy, dreams, fatherhood, god, independence, nations, reality, and sacred

One day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters they were in reality standing up for the best in the American dream and the most sacred values in our Judaeo-Christian heritage, and thusly, carrying our whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in the formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on body, christ, conscience, crime, enemies, environment, extremism, god, goodness, injustice, jesus, justice, kindness, love, men, nations, questions, slavery, survival, and truth

Was not Jesus an extremist for love - "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you." Was not Amos an extremist for justice - "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ - "I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus." Was not Martin Luther an extremist - "Here I stand; I can do none other so help me God." Was not John Bunyan an extremist - "I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience." Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free." Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice - or will we be extremists for the cause of justice? In that dramatic scene on Calvary's hill, three men were crucified. We must not forget that all three were crucified for the same crime -the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thusly fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on day, difficulty, dreams, friendship, meaning, men, and nations

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech, Washington, D.C., 27 August 1963.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on day, dreams, meaning, men, and nations

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech, Washington, DC, August 27, 1963

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