Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. A Black church leader and a son of...
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
Nothing is stranger or more ticklish than a relationship between people who know each other only by sight, who meet and observe each other daily — no, hourly — and are nevertheless compelled to keep up the pose of an indifferent stranger, neither greeting nor addressing each other, whether out of etiquette or their own whim.