A (hu)man can't ride your back unless its bent.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
If you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'
I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.
The time is always right to do what is right.
The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.
Lifeís piano can only produce melodies of brotherhood (and sisterhood) when it is recognized that the black keys are as basic, necessary and beautiful as the white keys.
Take the first step in faith. You donít have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.
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