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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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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.

    Topics: Perseverance

The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.

    Topics: Perseverance

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

    Topics: Prayer

Science investigates - religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power. Religion gives man wisdom which is control.

    Topics: Religion, Wisdom, Knowledge

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

    Topics: Selfishness

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

    Topics: Service

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

    Topics: Struggles, Change, Freedom

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

    Topics: Temptation, Bitterness

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

    Topics: Truth, Love

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

    Topics: War, Money

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

    Topics: War, Sacrifice

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

    Topics: War

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