In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The time is always right to do what is right.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.~Martin Luther King, Jr.