The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
The time is always right to do what is right.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.