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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

    Topics: Love, Disappointment

A lie cannot live.

    Topics: Lying

I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.

    Topics: Morality, Power

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

    Topics: Morality

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.

    Topics: Morality

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

    Topics: Peace, Goals

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and enobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

    Topics: Perseverance, Healing

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

    Topics: Perseverance

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

    Topics: Perseverance

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

    Topics: Perseverance, Goals, Sacrifice

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    Topics: Perseverance, Faith

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.

    Topics: Perseverance, Justice

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