"When an individual is no longer a true participant, when he no longer feels a sense of responsibility to his society, the content of democracy is emptied."
"The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others."
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'"
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...this is no time for apathy or complacency. This is the time for vigorous and positive action."
Read more of MLK's words at the MLK Papers Project.