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


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

896

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