Martin Luther King Jr. (1968 - 1968) was an American Christian minister, activist, visible spokesperson, and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. At the age of thirty-five he was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
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A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right ...
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
You don't need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
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.
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