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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

    Topics: Life

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.

    Topics: Life

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

    Topics: Life

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.

    Topics: Life

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.

    Topics: Life

Without love, benevolence becomes egotism.

    Topics: Love

Agape is disinterested love. Agape does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people, or any qualities people possess. It begins by loving others for their sakes. Therefore, agape makes no distinction between friend and enemy; it is directed toward both.

    Topics: Love, Enemies

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

    Topics: Love

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

    Topics: Love, Hatred

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

    Topics: Love

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

    Topics: Love, Friendship, Transformation

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

    Topics: Love, Revenge

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