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Martin Luther King Jr.



    Hatred paralyses life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

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    Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

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    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.

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    The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.

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    Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

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    If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.The Trumpet of Conscience

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    If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

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    Rarely do we find men who willingly 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.

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

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    He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.

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    Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

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    There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have stake in their society, protect that society. . .

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    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.

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    The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

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    When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.

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    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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    Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

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    All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.

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    The ultimate solution to the race problem lies in the willingness of men to obey the unenforceable.

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    The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

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    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.

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    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.

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