A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
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.
Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
Whatever career you may choose for yourself - doctor, lawyer, teacher - let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness.
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