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.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.
Seeing is not always believing.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.