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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.



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.



All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.



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



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



War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.



We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.



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.



One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.



Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.



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.



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.



We must use time creatively.



That old law about ’an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.



The time is always right to do what is right.



Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.



It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.



One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.



Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.



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



Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.



I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.



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.



One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.



An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.



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



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



The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.



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.



Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.