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“it is just as wrong, or even perhaps more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The more I thought about human nature, the more I saw how our tragic inclination for sin/mistakes causes us to use our minds to rationalize our action.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, "Wait on time.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
“Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The potential beauty of human life is constantly made ugly by man's ever-recurring song of retaliation.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Babies, we are told, are the latest news from heaven.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The road to freedom is a difficult, hard road. It always makes for temporary setbacks.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream, that one day on the red hills of Georgia...”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge,
aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ... The chain reaction of evil—hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars—must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The conservatives who say, "Let us not move so fast," and the extremists who say, "Let us go out and whip the world ," would tell you that they are as far apart as the poles. But there is a striking parallel: They accomplish nothing; for they do not reach the people who have a crying need to be free.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can't Wait
“Violence never really deals with the basic evil of the situation. Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder murder. Violence may murder the liar, but it doesn’t murder lie; it doesn’t establish truth. Violence may even murder the dishonest man, but it doesn’t murder dishonesty. Violence may go to the point of murdering the hater, but it doesn’t murder hate. It may increase hate. It is always a descending spiral leading nowhere. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and violence in the universe. It doesn’t solve any problems.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Christ furnished the spirit and motivation while Gandhi furnished the method.”
Martin Luther King Jr., The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
“Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our beloved nation to a higher destiny. To a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The Universe is on the side of Justice”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream!
To be free at last!
Free at last!
Free at last.
And if a man has nothing to die for,
Then his life is worth nothing.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Pada akhirnya bukan kata-kata menyakitkan dari musuh yang selalu kita ingat, tapi diamnya para sahabat yang dulu mendukung kita. ”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles o popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail
“Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power, religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts, religion deals with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary. Science keeps religion from singing into the valley of crippling irrationalism and paralyzingly obscurantism. Religion prevents science from falling into the marsh of obsolete materialism and moral nihilism.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love
“[Nonviolence] is directed against forces of evil rather than against persons who happen to be doing the evil. It is evil that the nonviolent resister seeks to defeat, not the persons victimized by evil.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story


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