I Have a Dream
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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic,
nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always right to do what is right.
We must condemn those who are perpetuating the violence and not the individuals who engage in the pursuit of their constitutional rights.
No lie can live forever, oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever,
the yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
Make a career of humanity, commit yourself to the struggle for equal rights.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge,
aggression and retaliation.The foundation of such a method is love.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
I still have a dream.