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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.

    Topics: Holiness

Riots are the voices of the unheard.

    Topics: Hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

    Topics: Hope, Disappointment

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

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.

    Topics: Ignorance

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

    Topics: Ignorance

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.

    Topics: Ignorance, Men

Seeing is not always believing.

    Topics: Ignorance, Believing

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.

    Topics: Ignorance

A right delayed is a right denied.

    Topics: Justice

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

    Topics: Justice, Freedom

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 together at the table of brotherhood.

    Topics: Justice

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