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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
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.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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.