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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

*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.

*Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

*Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

*A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

*I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

*An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader cancers of all humanity.

*A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

*Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

*History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

*Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

*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.


1968 Martin Luther King Assassination Report CBS News (This should be viewed with an adult.)

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