I, too, have a dream, Dr. King. I dream of justice and freedom for the oppressed. I dream of sharing eternal hope with the hopeless. I dream of seeing the world made whole again. I think our dreams are much alike, at their core, which may be why your words stir my heart.
I am thankful for your life and example. Thank you for standing up to the glaring injustices you saw around you. Today, may God grant that those of us with strength yet in our bodies follow your example and do likewise.
If I can help somebody while traveling along, then my living will not be in vain.
Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be, until you are what you ought to be.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
When you are right, you cannot be too radical;
when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Without justice, there can be no peace. He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps perpetrate it.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to peace, justice, and brotherhood.
Faith is the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.