The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.The Trumpet of ConscienceMartin Luther King Jr.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.Martin Luther King Jr.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.Martin Luther King Jr.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.Martin Luther King Jr.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.Martin Luther King Jr.
Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.Martin Luther King Jr.
There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have stake in their society, protect that society. . .Martin Luther King Jr.
If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.Martin Luther King Jr.