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Martin Luther

We must learn that passively to accept an unjus…

We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.

We must learn that passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil.

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusio…

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season.

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is…

A lie cannot live.

A lie cannot live.

A lie cannot live.

Vystup na prvy schod s vierou. Nemusis vidiet c…

Vystup na prvy schod s vierou. Nemusis vidiet cele schodisko. Jednoducho vystup na prvy schod.

Vystup na prvy schod s vierou. Nemusis vidiet cele schodisko. Jednoducho vystup na prvy schod.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small thi…

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way

[I] know that love is ultimately the only answe…

[I] know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems....

[I] know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems….

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh…

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.

It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.

The words ‘bad timing’ came to be ghosts haunti…

The words 'bad timing' came to be ghosts haunting our every move in Birmingham. Yet people who used this argument were ignorant of the background of our planning...they did not realize that it was ridiculous to speak of timing when the clock of history showed that the Negro had already suffered one hundred years of delay.

The words ‘bad timing’ came to be ghosts haunting our every move in Birmingham. Yet people who used this argument were ignorant of the background of our planning…they did not realize that it was ridiculous…

Even today there still exists in the South–and…

Even today there still exists in the South--and in certain areas of the North--the license that our society allows to unjust officials who implement their authority in the name of justice to practice injustice against minorities. Where, in the days of slavery, social license and custom placed the unbridled power of the whip in the hands of overseers and masters, today--especially in the southern half of the nation--armies of officials are clothed in uniform, invested with authority, armed with the instruments of violence and death and conditioned to believe that they can intimidate, main or kill Negroes with the same recklessness that once motivated the slaveowner. If one doubts this conclusion, let him search the records and find how rarely in any southern state a police officer has been punished for abusing a Negro.

Even today there still exists in the South–and in certain areas of the North–the license that our society allows to unjust officials who implement their authority in the name of justice to practice injustice against…

…The straitjackets of race prejudice and disc…

...The straitjackets of race prejudice and discrimination do not wear only southern labels. The subtle, psychological technique of the North has approached in its ugliness and victimization of the Negro the outright terror and open brutality of the South.

…The straitjackets of race prejudice and discrimination do not wear only southern labels. The subtle, psychological technique of the North has approached in its ugliness and victimization of the Negro the outright terror and open…

When religion becomes so involved in a future g…

When religion becomes so involved in a future good "over yonder" that it forgets the present evils over here it is as dry as dust religion and needs to be condemned.

When religion becomes so involved in a future good “over yonder” that it forgets the present evils over here it is as dry as dust religion and needs to be condemned.

As a young man with most of my life ahead of me…

As a young man with most of my life ahead of me, I decided early to give my life to something eternal and absolute. Not to these little gods that are here today and gone tomorrow. But to God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

As a young man with most of my life ahead of me, I decided early to give my life to something eternal and absolute. Not to these little gods that are here today and gone…

Every man must decide whether he will walk in t…

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

One of these days I’m going to put my body wher…

One of these days I'm going to put my body where my mind is.

One of these days I’m going to put my body where my mind is.

The function of education, therefore, is to tea…

The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.

The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be…

It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by…

It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.

It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.

Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice.

Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice.

Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice.

In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must…

In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped.

In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right-to-work.’ It provides no ‘rights’ and no ‘works.’ Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the…

Love or perish.” Hate is too great a burden to …

Love or perish.” Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Love or perish.” Hate is too great a burden to bear.

We can all get more together than we can apart….

We can all get more together than we can apart. And this is the way we gain power. Power is the ability to achieve purpose, power is the ability to effect change, and we need power.

We can all get more together than we can apart. And this is the way we gain power. Power is the ability to achieve purpose, power is the ability to effect change, and we need…

Nonviolence is power, but it is the right and g…

Nonviolence is power, but it is the right and good use of power.

Nonviolence is power, but it is the right and good use of power.

It really boils down to this: that all life is …

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.

The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake…

The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

An individual who breaks a law that conscience …

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

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…

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjus…

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

Everybody can be great…because anybody can se…

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full…

We all came in on different ships, but we’re al…

We all came in on different ships, but we're all in the same boat now

We all came in on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice every…

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

All labor has dignity.

All labor has dignity.

All labor has dignity.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he s…

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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