"The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."John Lewis on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."John Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."John Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."John Lewis on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."John Lewis on Mahatma Gandhi
"It was not enough to come and listen to a great sermon or message every Sunday morning and be confined to those four walls and those four corners. You had to get out and do something."