My Favorite Quotes
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 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Our nettlesome task is to discover how to organize our strength into compelling power.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “We must use time creatively and forever realize that the time is always to hope to do great things.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Hatred paralyzes life love releases it. Hatred confuses life love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life love illuminates it.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Rarely do we find men who willingly to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action' who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.'”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “It is quite easy for me to think of a God of love mainly because I grew up in a family where love was central and where lovely relationships were ever present.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
 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. - “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. - “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 old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “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. - “One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps perpetrate it.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The time is always right to do what is right.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.”
 Martin Luther King Jr. - “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”

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