A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
People do not want words – they want the sound of battle – the battle of destiny.
I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.
A right delayed is a right denied.
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
To test a modest man’s modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept.