"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Martin Luther King, Jr. on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Martin Luther King, Jr. on Mahatma Gandhi
"The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one."
"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."
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."
"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."