Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.
Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I've decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Life's most urgent question is, what are you doing for others?