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 Martin Luther King Jr. - “We will speed the day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing . . . Free at last,Free at last,Thank God Almighty,I'm free at last.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “A nation that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Our forebears labored without wages. They made cotton king. And yet out of a bottomless vitality, they continued to thrive and develop.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “A riot is the language of the unheard.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human, and therefore, brothers.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. . . . Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Forgiveness is not an occasional act it is a permanent attitude.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead and the unborn could do it no better.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.'”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother 'We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force.'”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that allreality has spiritual control.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake.”

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