Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
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.
It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.