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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. 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. I have a dream today. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But Im not concerned about that now. I just want to do Gods will. And Hes allowed me to go up to the mountain. And Ive looked over, and Ive seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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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 Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! Martin Luther King, Jr.