Martin Luther King Jr. emerged from the crucible of his times speaking with the timeless voice of eternal truth— and he spoke it fearlessly— until the fearful took him from us.
Now is the time to bring his voice back, to give it new life,
to infuse the eternal truth in our souls:
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Take the first step in faith.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
If we are to go forward,
we must go back and rediscover those precious values—
that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that
all reality has spiritual control.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.
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