We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation. This may well be mankind's last chance to choose between chaos and community.

-Martin Luther King Jr
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
We cannot walk alone.
Martin Luther King Jr

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.

Martin Luther King Jr
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King Jr

Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.

Martin Luther King Jr
All men are interdependent. Every nation is an heir of a vast treasury of ideas and labor to which both the living and the dead of all nations have contributed. Whether we realize it or not, each of us lives eternally 'in the red.' We are everlasting debtors to known and unknown men and women.
Martin Luther King Jr

Love is basic for the very survival of mankind. I'm convinced that love is the only absolute ultimately; love is the highest good. He who loves has somehow discovered the meaning of ultimate reality. He who hates does not know God; he who hates has no knowledge of God. Love is the supreme unifying principle of life.

Martin Luther King Jr
Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.
Martin Luther King Jr

Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection.

Martin Luther King Jr
Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.