29: “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”

30:”In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

31: “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, i still have a dream.”

32: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

33: “The time is always right to do what is right.”

34: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

35: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

36: “Returning hate for hare multiple hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

37: “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

38: “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

39: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.”

40: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

41: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

42: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

43: “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”

44: “Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”

45: “Live like Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning and is coming back tomorrow.”

46: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

47: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

48: “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

49: “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”

50: “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

King is remembered for the way he responded to injustice. Instead of responding to racial segregation with violence, he followed Christ's command of loving thy enemies. King fought for more than Civil Rights and equality; he fought for the unity of all people. King, being a God-centered man, followed Christ's teachings, exemplifying his command to love one another by loving even his enemies. He may be gone, but his words will never be forgotten.


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