We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
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.
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
Category: Age And Aging
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Category: Death And Dying
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: -- we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal…