Assassination Quotes

I just don’t worry about things like this. (assassination) If I did, I just couldn’t get anything done. One time I did have a gun in Montgomery. I don’t know why I got it in the first place. I sat down with Coretta one night and we talked about it. I pointed out that as […]

A misreading of the law or misplaced moral squeamishness should not stop the president from talking about assassination. He should order up the options and see if it’s possible. If we can kill Saddam (Hussein), we should.

We all may have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

It is a common heresy and its graves are to be found all over the earth. It is the heresy that says you can kill an idea by killing a man, defeat a principle by defeating a person, bury truth by burying its vehicle. Man may burn his brother at the stake, but he can […]

King was somber in Memphis. He had been losing supporters and was being attacked by black power advocates and some moderates who were frustrated with his anti-war stance. He had been harassed continually by white conservatives and by FBI director Hoover, who wiretapped King’s phones and spread malicious rumors. Moreover, by 1968 King had received […]

There seemed to be deathlike stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was […]

He (Martin Luther King, Jr.) stood in that line of saints which goes back from Gandhi to Jesus: his violent end, like theirs, reflects the hostility of mankind to those who annoy it by trying harder to pull it one more painful step farther up the ladder from ape to angel.

A week before Dallas some woman got within two feet of JFK and took his picture. ‘She may have assassinated the President,’ an official stated flatly… If I were a politician in danger of assassination and someone got within two feet of me I’d fire every bodyguard in my entourage and borrow some guns from […]

If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

It is hard enough luck being a monarch, without being a target also.